Friday, April 22, 2011

Game 4 Vs Boston 5-4 OT loss April 21, 2011

Grades plummet after ten-minute mark of second period

The Montreal Canadiens were cruising along with an overall mark of 72 mid-way through the second period, only to see that grade fall 6 percentage-points, as they eventually lost in overtime to the visiting Boston Bruins. the Habs final mark of 65 was equal to their playoff average, and 2 percentage-points above their regular season average.

Individual player final grades

Hal Gill (73)ended the game with the top mark, while Tomas Plekanec (70)and Jeff Halpern  (70) posted the top grades among forwards.

There was a 3-way tie for the lowest individual grade, as Scott Gomez, Lars Eller and Tom Pyatt each posted a final grade of 56.


6 11 13 14 15 20 21 32 44 46 52 53 55 58 75 76 81 94 31
TM TOT
WINS 36 50 62 64 31 59 55 34 43 42 24 15 34 46 44 67 25 20 10 WINS 764
EVENTS 60 89 94 92 44 89 86 56 69 61 39 22 52 69 60 110 45 36 11 EVENTS 1184
GRADE 60 56 66 70 70 66 64 61 62 69 62 68 65 67 73 61 56 56 91 GRADE 65
PLAYER 6 11 13 14 15 20 21 32 44 46 52 53 55 58 75 76 81 94 31
TM GR


Player grades by period

Only 3 players grades improved over the final 2 periods. Jaroslav Spacek's grade fell 26 percentage-points over the final 2 periods, while Scott Gomez's grade fell by 21 points over the final 2 frames.

PLAYER 6 11 13 14 15 20 21 32 44 46 52 53 55 58 75 76 81 94 31
AFTER 1ST 86 79 57 64 86 74 82 72 63 80 64 75 76 71 80 59 63 77 100
AFTER 2ND 66 65 60 74 64 70 77 71 68 69 65 68 78 68 77 60 64 64 100
GAME'S END 60 56 66 70 70 66 64 61 62 69 62 68 65 67 73 61 56 56 91
PLAYER 6 11 13 14 15 20 21 32 44 46 52 53 55 58 75 76 81 94 31


Comparing previous games in Boston series

Scott Gomez has the lowest average grade of any player not named Benoit Pouliot.

PLAYER 6 11 13 14 15 20 21 32 44 46 52 53 55 57 58 68 75 76 81 94 31
TM GR
GAME 4 VS BOS 60 56 66 70 70 66 64 61 62 69 62 68 65 N/A 67 N/A 73 61 56 56 91 GAME 4 VS BOS 65
GAME 3 VS BOS 71 52 66 55 N/A 75 64 69 68 69 66 76 75 43 39 N/A 70 65 63 71 71 GAME 3 VS BOS 65
GAME 2 VS BOS 68 57 66 58 N/A 69 70 75 74 0 68 69 58 56 73 67 63 60 75 67 50 GAME 2 VS BOS 66
GAME 1 VS BOS 63 64 65 63 N/A 68 69 62 69 53 65 53 67 45 57 N/A 64 73 65 53 100 GAME 1 VS BOS 64
PLAYOFF AVG 66 58 66 62 70 70 66 66 68 66 66 65 67 49 62 67 68 64 66 62 75 PLAYOFF AVG 65
PLAYER 6 11 13 14 15 20 21 32 44 46 52 53 55 57 58 68 75 76 81 94 31
TM GR


Team percentages by period and zone

The Habs winning percentage for puck-battles in all 3 zones fell substantially over the last 2 periods (and OT). Overall their success-rate for puck battles fell by 17% over the final 2 frames, with the biggest drop coming in the offensive zone (19%).

METRIC AFTER 1ST AFTER 2ND TM WIN% METRIC
%OZPBW 74 62 55 %OZPBW
OZPASS% 77 74 70 OZPASS%
OZDEAK% 60 63 59 OZDEAK%
SKI% 77 78 83 SKI%
DI% 72 81 83 DI%
OZTA 8 16 20 OZTA
METRIC AFTER 1ST AFTER 2ND TM WIN% METRIC
%DZPBW 51 42 37 %DZPBW
DZPASS% 75 75 70 DZPASS%
DZDEAK% 33 60 67 DZDEAK%
DZTA 8 13 20 DZTA
DZ-BL-SHOT 4 14 17 DZ-BL-SHOT
DZ-BL-PASS 5 8 12 DZ-BL-PASS
METRIC AFTER 1ST AFTER 2ND TM WIN% METRIC
%NZPBW 56 41 39 %NZPBW
NZPASS% 75 65 70 NZPASS%
NZDEAK% 100 80 82 NZDEAK%
NZTA 5 11 14 NZTA
METRIC AFTER 1ST AFTER 2ND TM WIN% METRIC
DZFOW% 33 50 42 DZFOW%
DZPKFOW% 0 0 0 DZPKFOW%
OZPPFOW% Na Na 100 OZPPFOW%
OZFOW% 75 60 56 OZFOW%
NZFOW% 56 53 52 NZFOW%





shots thru 76 63 51 shots thru







Offensive-zone team averages by game

The Habs have a better success-rate for offensive-zone passing during their 2 home-losses against Boston, but have won substantially less offensive-zone puck-battles through those same losses.

METRIC TM WIN% METRIC GAME 1 VS BOS GAME 2 VS BOS GAME 3 VS BOS SEASON AVERAGE
%OZPBW 55 %OZPBW 60 59 49 57
OZPASS% 70 OZPASS% 62 65 63 71
OZDEAK% 59 OZDEAK% 50 53 57 59
SKI% 83 SKI% 76 82 82 72
DI% 83 DI% 80 76 84 78
OZTA 20 OZTA 12 9 15
METRIC TM WIN% METRIC GAME 1 VS BOS GAME 2 VS BOS TM WIN% SEASON AVERAGE


Defensive-zone team averages by game

The Habs success-rate for defensive-zone puck-battles has dropped substantially during the last 2 games of the series. The 37% success-rate registered in game 4 is an incredible 22% lower than their regular season average. Equally incredible is the fact that the team had a 74% success-rate during the first period of game 4; fifteen % above their previously mentioned regular season average.

METRIC TM WIN% METRIC GAME 1 VS BOS GAME 2 VS BOS GAME 3 VS BOS SEASON AVERAGE
%DZPBW 37 %DZPBW 48 54 41 59
DZPASS% 70 DZPASS% 66 63 76 71
DZDEAK% 67 DZDEAK% 70 57 77 73
DZTA 20 DZTA 38 36 31
DZ-BL-SHOT 17 DZ-BL-SHOT 26 32 15
DZ-BL-PASS 12 DZ-BL-PASS 4 4 12
METRIC TM WIN% METRIC GAME 1 VS BOS GAME 2 VS BOS GAME 3 VS BOS SEASON AVERAGE


Neutral-zone team averages by game

Only during game 1 in Boston did the Habs have a lower success-rate for neutral-zone puck-battles. Game four's average was 17 percentage-points below their season average.

METRIC TM WIN% METRIC GAME 1 VS BOS GAME 2 VS BOS GAME 3 VS BOS SEASON AVERAGE
%NZPBW 39 %NZPBW 38 43 41 56
NZPASS% 70 NZPASS% 65 72 72 74
NZDEAK% 82 NZDEAK% 50 86 89 77
NZTA 14 NZTA 11 12 5
METRIC TM WIN% METRIC GAME 1 VS BOS GAME 2 VS BOS TM WIN% SEASON AVERAGE

Player averages for game 4 Vs. Boston


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