Panthers vs. Islanders Scoring Chances, 10.23.2010

The Panthers got back on the winning track against the Islanders, but John Tavares single-handedly exposed some flaws in Florida's defense.  The coverage in front of Tomas Vokoun was horrendous all night long and nearly every rebound Vokoun kicked out was quickly gobbled up by an Islander, usually Tavares, and fired right back on goal.  I don't know if the poor coverage is a by-product of Jason Garrison groin injury or if this is just a defensive failure on all fronts, but if the Panthers are going to play a slow and meted style on offense, they need to be better on defense. 

Aside from the terrible coverage, there were a couple of defensive positives by my eye, namely Dmitry Kulikov and Keaton Ellerby.  The two youngest members of the Panthers had strong nights, with Kulikov having his best game of the young season.  The forwards were in a bit of flux with Shawn Matthias out of the lineup, but out-of-nowhere defensive demon Mike Santorelli continued his high level of play in all zones.

 


A quick note on Corsi.  Keaton Ellerby led the Panthers in Corsi with a +8, interesting because the Panthers were a +8 as a team on the night.  Ellerby was calm and measured and didn't try to do too much -- I noted a couple of plays were rather than try to make a pass or a play, he simply threw the puck into the corner for the forwards and got back into position.  He's learning on the job and he's not hurting the Panthers right now.

 

Scoring Chances - Florida vs. Long Island, 10.23.2010

NHL Game Number 20103

 

Team Totals, Florida in Red

Period Totals EV PP 5v3 PP SH 5v3 SH
1 4 3 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 3 8 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
3 5 2 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 12 13 10 11 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

 

The scoring chances match the scoreboard on this one, for the most part.  It was a very even game throughout with the Panthers losing the scoring battle by a chance.

Scoring Chances by Period, Time and Game State



Team Period Time Note FLA Opponent
FLA 1 15:03
4 13 26 29 43 61 16 20 28 38 39 40 5v5
NYI 1 13:39
14 19 24 29 43 61 26 27 38 39 57 91 5v5
NYI 1 13:36
14 19 24 29 43 61 26 27 38 39 57 91 5v5
FLA 1 9:18
4 6 26 27 29 61 4 24 25 39 40 93 5v5
FLA 1 8:46
4 6 26 27 29 61 4 24 25 39 40 93 5v5
NYI 1 7:59
5 13 21 29 43 85 10 20 26 39 57 91 5v5
FLA 1 3:59
7 9 10 24 29 67 4 7 16 24 28 39 5v5
NYI 2 18:32
5 9 10 29 43 67 26 27 38 39 57 91 5v5
FLA 2 15:32
7 9 24 29 61 67 20 25 38 39 40 91 5v5
FLA 2 12:59
5 7 13 21 29 85 10 15 24 39 40 51 5v5
NYI 2 12:00
5 14 19 29 43
15 20 39 57 91 93 4v5
NYI 2 5:58
6 13 21 24 29
15 20 26 39 57 93 4v5
NYI 2 4:30
5 9 26 29 43 85 7 10 24 28 39 40 5v5
NYI 2 4:20
5 9 26 29 43 85 7 10 24 28 39 40 5v5
FLA 2 4:03
5 9 10 29 43 67 26 27 38 39 57 91 5v5
NYI 2 1:09
5 9 10 29 43 67 26 27 38 39 57 91 5v5
NYI 2 1:08
5 9 10 29 43 67 26 27 38 39 57 91 5v5
NYI 2 0:27
6 14 19 24 29 61 10 16 20 39 51 57 5v5
NYI 3 14:42
5 7 10 27 29 67 4 7 24 25 28 39 5v5
FLA 3 12:45
6 7 13 26 29 67 10 27 39 51 57
5v4
FLA 3 12:41
6 7 13 26 29 67 10 27 39 51 57
5v4
FLA 3 7:13
5 6 9 29 67 85 10 20 25 26 39 93 5v5
FLA 3 7:00
7 14 19 24 29 61 4 7 24 26 28 39 5v5
FLA 3 6:33
5 14 19 24 29 61 4 7 24 26 28 39 5v5
NYI 3 2:13
5 6 14 19 29 61 7 10 16 20 39 51 5v5

 

Lines and Pairings

Booth – Weiss – Frolik
Higgins – Santorelli – Olesz
Stillman – Reasoner – Dvorak
Hordichuk – Reinprecht – Bernier

Allen – Weaver
Kulikov – McCabe
Ellerby – Wideman

Vokoun

 

Scoring Chances by Player



# Player EV PP SH
4 K. ELLERBY 12:08 3 0 0:03 0 0 0:00 0 0
5 B. ALLEN 16:27 4 8 0:00 0 0 4:37 0 1
6 D. WIDEMAN 13:45 3 2 6:09 2 0 3:13 0 1
7 D. KULIKOV 13:57 4 1 4:13 2 0 0:00 0 0
9 S. WEISS 13:43 4 5 5:10 0 0 0:28 0 0
10 D. BOOTH 15:16 2 4 3:37 0 0 0:00 0 0
13 M. SANTORELLI 8:25 2 1 1:27 2 0 3:02 0 1
14 R. DVORAK 12:06 2 4 1:03 0 0 4:01 0 1
16 D. HORDICHUK 2:04 0 0 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
19 M. REASONER 11:26 2 4 0:59 0 0 4:01 0 1
21 C. HIGGINS 7:47 1 1 1:31 0 0 3:02 0 1
24 B. MCCABE 14:28 4 3 3:44 0 0 3:13 0 1
26 S. BERNIER 11:03 3 2 2:02 2 0 0:47 0 0
27 S. REINPRECHT 9:58 2 1 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
29 T. VOKOUN 42:56 10 11 8:59 2 0 7:50 0 2
43 M. WEAVER 15:41 2 8 3:49 0 0 4:37 0 1
61 C. STILLMAN 12:13 6 4 4:22 0 0 0:00 0 0
67 M. FROLIK 14:02 4 4 4:12 2 0 0:00 0 0
85 R. OLESZ 11:41 2 3 2:34 0 0 0:19 0 0

  • Ellerby was +3 at even strength and didn't surrender a scoring chance against.  I doubt he's able to repeat this performance on a regular basis, even so, he was magnificent against the Islanders.
  • Kulikov was also +3 at even strength.  He's been the worst Panthers' defenseman by the chances totals, but last night he was on his game.
  • Mike Weaver had a rough night as did Bryan Allen.  They were specifically guilty of the bad coverage in front of the net. 
  • Mike Santorelli and Christopher Higgins saw less ice time tonight, though I'm not sure why.  DeBoer must know what he has in Santorelli, a shutdown guy with limited offense, yet he seems to staple Santorelli to the bench when things go bad.  Santorelli leads the entire Panthers team at scoring chance prevention - he's only giving up 1.923 scoring chances per 15 minutes of even strength ice time.  For a comparison, the next lowest regular forward has been Higgins at 2.581 chances per 15.  David Booth is surrendering 5.376 chances per 15.
  • Darcy Hordichuk finished with less than three minutes of ice time.  I don't understand why he's even dressing.

 

Head-to-Head Even Strength Scoring Chances

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