Thursday, March 31, 2011

Habs prospects Greg Pateryn and Mac Bennett (game 2)

Strong and simple game for Bennett

Mac Bennett and Greg Pateryn are both Montreal Canadiens draft-picks currently playing defense for Michigan in the NCAA. Bennett is a good puck-mover with excellent mobility, while Pateryn is a bigger, stronger defenseman with surprisingly good wheels.

Bennett (number 37) and Pateryn (number 2) are also defense partners, and spend most minutes on the ice together. Bennett gets limited powerplay time, while both players are on the second penalty-killing unit.

Vs. Miami, Feb. 4th, 2011

Greg Pateryn (right-handed)


Pateryn started off strong, and had a high mark through most of the game. Toronto's fifth round pick in 2008, Pateryn was acquired in a trade involving Mikhail Grabovski. His retrievals were solid once again, but the 6'3" 215 lbs d-man was less successful in the defensive-zone; winning 8 of 14 defensive-zone puck-battles; compared to 13 of 16 the previous game scouted.

Number 2 won 5 of 7 offensive-zone puck battles, successfully skated the puck into the offensive-zone on one occasion, and got the puck in-deep by way of a shoot-in on 2 of his 4 attempts. He was strong in the neutral-zone; winning 6 of 8 neutral-zone puck-battles, while also contributing 2 neutral-zone takeaways.

Pateryn's final grade would likely have been in the high-70s. Unfortunately the junior defenseman missed 2 defensive-zone assignments in the third period.


Mac Bennett (left-handed)


Bennett is very mobile, and had a phenomenal game. He kept it simple, while still using his speed and mobility in the transition. The Habs third round pick in 2009 enjoyed an exceptional game on the offensive-side of centre-ice. He won all 6 of his offensive-zone puck battles, and successfully skated the puck into the offensive-zone on 1 other occasion.

Bennett won all 3 of his neutral-zone puck-battles, but struggled in the defensive-zone. He tends to skate himself into, rather than out of trouble; particularly on d-zone puck retrievals. That said, he proved himself willing to sacrifice for the team, as he blocked 2 shots in the defensive-zone.

*Greg Pateryn (2)
*Mac Bennett (37)


2 37
 TOT
OZPBW 5 6 OZPBW 11
OZPBL 2
OZPBL 2
SKI + 1 1 SKI + 2
SKI-

SKI- 0
DI+ 2
DI+ 2
DI- 2
DI- 2
DZPBW 8 4 DZPBW 12
DZPBL 6 4 DZPBL 10
NZPBW 6 3 NZPBW 9
NZPBL 2
NZPBL 2
DZTA 2
DZTA 2
DZGA 2
DZGA 2
NZTA 2 1 NZTA 3
NZGA
1 NZGA 1
DZFOW

DZFOW 0
DZFOL

DZFOL 0
DZPKFOW

DZPKFOW 0
DZPKFOL

DZPKFOL 0
OZPPFOW

OZPPFOW 0
OZPPFOL

OZPPFOL 0
OZFOW

OZFOW 0
OZFOL

OZFOL 0
PS THRU 1 1 PS THRU 2
OZ PS BL 2 1 OZ PS BL 3
DZBS 1 2 DZBS 3
POINTS X2

POINTS X2 0
+/- 1 1 +/- 2
SHOTS 1 1 SHOTS 2


1

WINS 30 20 WINS 50
BATTLES 45 25 BATTLES 70
GRADE 67 80 GRADE 71
PLAYER 2 37
 GR


Totals through 2 games scouted


2 37
TM TOT
OZPBW 14 16 OZPBW 30
OZPBL 3 5 OZPBL 8
SKI + 1 1 SKI + 2
SKI- 1 0 SKI- 1
DI+ 4 2 DI+ 6
DI- 3 0 DI- 3
DZPBW 21 10 DZPBW 31
DZPBL 9 8 DZPBL 17
NZPBW 12 9 NZPBW 21
NZPBL 4 2 NZPBL 6
DZTA 3 1 DZTA 4
DZGA 6 1 DZGA 7
NZTA 4 1 NZTA 5
NZGA 4 5 NZGA 9
DZFOW 0 0 DZFOW 0
DZFOL 0 0 DZFOL 0
DZPKFOW 0 0 DZPKFOW 0
DZPKFOL 0 0 DZPKFOL 0
OZPPFOW 0 0 OZPPFOW 0
OZPPFOL 0 0 OZPPFOL 0
OZFOW 0 0 OZFOW 0
OZFOL 0 0 OZFOL 0
PS THRU 5 3 PS THRU 8
OZ PS BL 2 1 OZ PS BL 3
DZBS 2 2 DZBS 4
POINTS X2 2 0 POINTS X2 2
+/- 2 2 +/- 4
SHOTS 5 2 SHOTS 7





WINS 75 49 WINS 124
BATTLES 105 69 BATTLES 174
GRADE 71 71 GRADE 71
PLAYER 2 37
TM GR

Vs Carolina 6-2 loss Mar. 30, 2011

Subban only player with grade above 70




Ten Montreal Canadiens players had grades below 60 in a disappointing, and potentially costly 6-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes. The Habs final mark of 57 was 6 points below their season average. The 57 was also 9 percentage-points below the Habs 66.2%  average during games they have won this calendar year. Montreal's grade was also below another watermark, as the Habs have averaged a 62.7% overall mark during road games.

Team Averages by period

The Canadiens were able to substantially improve their neutral-zone play as the game wore on. They also improved their averages for successful shoot-ins, successful attempts at carrying the puck into the offensive-zone, and their winning percentage during attempted neutral-zone puck-battles.


METRIC AFTER 1ST AFTER 2ND TM WIN% METRIC
%OZPBW 59 60 56 %OZPBW
%SKI + 65 78 81 %SKI +
%DI+ 63 66 70 %DI+
%DZPBW 53 54 51 %DZPBW
%NZPBW 45 56 59 %NZPBW







Individual percentage by metric

Scott Gomez's inconsistency continued, as his grade went from 68 against Atlanta, to a 47 last night. Gomez had the third lowest grade in offensive-zone puck-battles (46%) , and the lowest grade in both defensive (18%) and neutral-zone (11%) puck-battles. Other forwards who struggled winning OZPBs were Ryan White (43%) and Jeff Halpern (32%).

The top forwards in the offensive-zone were Mathieu Darche and Benoit Pouliot; both players won 71% of their OZPBs

David Desharnais and Mike Cammalleri nearly matched Gomez's futility in the defensive-zone. Desharnais won only 20% of his defensive-zone puck-battles, while number 13 was only slightly better with a 29% success rate.

The top mark in the defensive-zone went to Tomas Plekanec (86), while PK Subban had the top grade among d-men with a 68% success-rate.



6 11 13 14 15 20 21 22 32 34 44 45 46 47 51 52 53 55 57 58 63 67 68 75 76 81 94 31
TEAM TOT
%OZPBW
46 50 58 32 64 53
58
50
56

71 43 50 71 68


75 64 50

%OZPBW 56
%SKI +
86 88 75 50
67
100


100

67 100
100 80



100 0

%SKI + 81
%DI+
75 100 60 33 20 89 100 50
67
67

100 0 100
0


75 100 100

%DI+ 70
%DZPBW
18 29 86 60 48 67 64 62
35
50

0 60 57 63 20


52 68 50

%DZPBW 51
%NZPBW
11 82 57 67 57 67
50
75
100

67 100 50 0 83


50 100 25

%NZPBW 59

6 11 13 14 15 20 21 22 32 34 44 45 46 47 51 52 53 55 57 58 63 67 68 75 76 81 94 31
TEAM TOT


Individual and team averages for faceoffs by situation and zone

Montreal struggled winning faceoffs in the defensive-zone, as their averages for both even-strength and short-handed d-zone faceoffs were below average. It was feast or famine in the d-zone, as 3 players won all of their d-zone faceoffs, while 3 others won none. (this little piggy, anyone?)

The Habs success on the powerplay is directly related to their faceoff success during offensive-zone powerplay faceoffs, as demonstrated by the team's second goal.



11 13 14 15
21
32 34

46
51 52 53
57 58 63 67


81 94

TEAM TOT
%DZFOW
0 0 100











100

0




100

%DZFOW 42
%DZPKFOW


0 100













0







%DZPKFOW 25
%OZPPFOW
100
50























%OZPPFOW 67
%OZFOW
67
75











0

50







%OZFOW 58


11 13 14 15
21
32 34

46
51 52 53
57 58 63 67


81 94

TEAM TOT


Inividual and team averages for point-shot through / blocked

The Canadiens were able to get 70% if their point-shots through against Carolina; eight percentage-points above their season average.



11 13 14 15 20 21 22 32 34 44 45 46 47 51 52 53 55 57 58 63 67 68 75 76 81 94

TEAM TOT
%PS THRU
100


80
50

0
50



100




100 67


%PS THRU 70


11 13 14 15
21
32 34

46
51 52 53
57 58 63 67


81 94

TEAM TOT


Individual grades by period

Most players' grades remained in the same range throughout the game. The biggest improvement belonged to Cammalleri, whose grade improved 18 points through the final 2 periods. The biggest drop went to Roman Hamrlik. Number 44's mark dropped a substantial 21 percentage-points through the final 2 frames. PK Subban was consistent, as he held the top grade from start to finish.

PLAYER 6 11 13 14 15 20 21 22 32 34 44 45 46 47 51 52 53 55 57 58 63 67 68 75 76 81 94 31
AFTER 1ST
45 47 53 50 47 47 50 40
64
71

50 53 55 70 47


74 79 46

AFTER 2ND
46 71 60 47 59 61 56 54
53
62

56 48 57 75 54


59 71 42

GAME'S END 0 47 65 64 48 58 62 63 51 0 43 0 61 0 0 63 48 53 66 52 0 0 0 57 71 42 0 0
PLAYER 6 11 13 14 15 20 21 22 32 34 44 45 46 47 51 52 53 55 57 58 63 67 68 75 76 81 94 31


Inidividual stats

Defensemen Roman Hamrlik, Brent Sopel and Hal Gill were responsible for 13 of the Canadiens 24 defensive-zone giveaways. It's no coinsidence that all 3 of these players ended the game with a minus-2 rating. Gill also contributed 3 neutral-zone giveaways, as he along with Ryan White and Matthieu Darche were responsible for 10 of the team's 22 neutral-zone giveaways. Again, it's not surprising that Darche and White also finished with a negative plus/minus rating.


6 11 13 14 15 20 21 22 32 34 44 45 46 47 51 52 53 55 57 58 63 67 68 75 76 81 94 31
TM TOT
OZPBW
11 9 14 6 14 8
7
5
9

10 6 3 10 13


9 7 3

OZPBW 144
OZPBL
13 9 10 13 8 7
5
5
7

4 8 3 4 6


3 4 3

OZPBL 112
SKI +
6 7 3 2
4
1
2
5

2 2
2 4



3


SKI + 43
SKI-
1 1 1 2
2







1


1




1

SKI- 10
DI+
3 4 3 2 1 8 3 1
2
2

3
3




3 3 1

DI+ 42
DI-
1
2 4 4 1
1
1
1


1

1


1



DI- 18
DZPBW
2 2 6 3 10 6 7 8
7
2


3 13 5 2


12 21 1

DZPBW 110
DZPBL
9 5 1 2 11 3 4 5
13
2

5 2 10 3 8


11 10 1

DZPBL 105
NZPBW
1 9 8 2 4 8
2
3
1

2 1 1
5


1 1 1

NZPBW 50
NZPBL
8 2 6 1 3 4
2
1



1
1 1 1


1
3

NZPBL 35
DZTA
1
1 2 1 1 1

1



1 1 1 1



5 3 1

DZTA 21
DZGA



1 2 2 1 1
4
1



4




5 1 2

DZGA 24
NZTA
1 1




1
2
1









1 1 1

NZTA 9
NZGA
1 1 2 1
1
3
1



1 4 1 1



3 2


NZGA 22
DZFOW


2











2







1

DZFOW 5
DZFOL
4 1















2







DZFOL 7
DZPKFOW



1






















DZPKFOW 1
DZPKFOL


2














1







DZPKFOL 3
OZPPFOW
1
1























OZPPFOW 2
OZPPFOL


1























OZPPFOL 1
OZFOW
2
3














2







OZFOW 7
OZFOL
1
1











1

2







OZFOL 5
PS THRU
1


4
1



1



2 1



2 2


PS THRU 14
OZ PS BL




1
1

2
1










1


OZ PS BL 6
DZBS
2
1 2 3



2



1
1




3 3


DZBS 18
POINTS X2

2 4
4

















2


POINTS X2 12
+/-
-1 -1 -2
-2 -2 -1 -1
-2
-2

-1 -1 -2 -2 -1


-2 -1 -1

+/- -25
SHOTS
4 4 5 2 3 3 1



3

4 2 2 4



1 1


SHOTS 39































WINS 0 34 37 49 22 42 36 12 19 0 22 0 22 0 0 22 16 24 21 25 0 0 0 35 46 8 0 0 WINS 492
BATTLES 0 73 57 77 46 73 58 19 37 0 51 0 36 0 0 35 33 45 32 48 0 0 0 61 65 19 0 0 BATTLES 865
GRADE 0 47 65 64 48 58 62 63 51 0 43 0 61 0 0 63 48 53 66 52 0 0 0 57 71 42 0 0 GRADE 57
PLAYER 6 11 13 14 15 20 21 22 32 34 44 45 46 47 51 52 53 55 57 58 63 67 68 75 76 81 94 31
TM GR


Why the lost

-Costly, costly, and 1 more costly giveaway.
-Inability to win puck-battles cleanly in, and around the offensive net.
-Did I mention costly giveaways.....by veteren D-men no less.