Originally posted on Shutdown Line  |  Last updated 4/6/13
This is coming a few days late thanks to Game Center Live's 48-hour blackout rule, but I just wanted to get the scoring chance numbers from the Washington game up so that everyone can see them. It was one of the few games of the losing streak that Carolina probably "deserved" to win but ended up on the losing end because of a terrible performance in net by Justin Peters & Dan Ellis. Despite greatly outplaying Washington for two-thirds of the game, the Canes were trailing 5-3 and then Washington was able to settle things down and force the Canes to play their game. The Canes were guilty of some bad defensive breakdowns on a couple of the Washington goals, but they had limited the Caps to only 19 shots & 11 scoring chances. Allowing five goals on that kind of a workload is inexcusable on any goalie's part. The Hurricanes played a good game but got a bad result and I was hoping they could at least build off this for Thursday night against Tampa Bay, which did not happen obviously. Washington Capitals at Carolina Hurricanes 4/2/13 Period Total EV 5v4 5v3 4v5 3v5 1 7 1 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 11 5 8 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 5 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 22 11 17 10 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 After outplaying Washington for two periods, the Canes found themselves trailing 5-3, which allowed the Caps to settle things down a bit and the Canes looked much more timid as a result. Certainly not the first time that it's happened to the Canes this season and it wasn't the last either since happened two days later against the Lightning. Hurricanes Individual Scoring Chances # Player EV PP SH 6 Tim Gleason 13:00 1 7 0:00 0 0 2:51 0 0 11 Jordan Staal 17:20 9 3 1:34 0 0 1:56 0 0 12 Eric Staal 14:34 5 6 4:35 5 1 1:20 0 0 19 Jiri Tlusty 14:34 5 4 4:25 5 1 1:31 0 0 20 Riley Nash 9:49 2 2 0:00 0 0 0:09 0 0 21 Drayson Bowman 9:49 1 1 0:06 0 0 0:00 0 0 24 Bobby Sanguinetti 11:45 4 4 0:00 0 0 0:38 0 0 25 Joni Pitkanen 13:53 8 2 0:00 0 0 0:55 0 0 28 Alexander Semin  15:06 5 6 4:35 5 1 0:38 0 0 31 Dan Ellis  19:53 6 3 2:09 4 0 2:24 0 0 35 Justin Peters  27:44 11 8 4:00 1 1 2:00 0 0 36 Jussi Jokinen 10:34 2 1 0:06 0 0 1:19 0 0 37 Tim Brent 7:32 2 0 0:59 0 0 0:00 0 0 39 Patrick Dwyer 15:27 8 3 0:35 0 0 1:36 0 0 44 Jay Harrison 16:34 5 2 1:45 0 0 1:29 0 0 47 Marc-Andre Bergeron  16:47 10 2 4:24 5 1 0:20 0 0 53 Jeff Skinner 20:32 8 6 1:38 0 0 0:00 0 0 59 Chad LaRose 13:00 4 1 0:53 0 0 0:19 0 0 73 Brett Bellemore 11:08 2 1 0:35 0 0 1:57 0 0 77 Joe Corvo 15:41 4 4 4:35 5 1 0:38 0 0 Best EV Forward: Jordan Staal +6 Worst EV Forwards: Alex Semin & Eric Staal -1 Best EV Defenseman: Marc-Andre Bergeron +8 Worst EV Defenseman: Tim Gleason -6 I'm not sure what more Jordan Staal & Jeff Skinner have to do get on the scoresheet at this rate because they are producing chances and not getting rewarded for it. This is something that has been occurring for a few games now and I have a feeling that both will have a strong finish to their seasons if they keep it up. The entire defense corps played pretty well aside from Tim Gleason, who was mauled at even strength. Losing Pitkanen in the second period proved to be huge since he was having a terrific game before injuring his foot on a meaningless race for the puck. He and Jamie McBain had a few rough games before this one, but the Canes are going to really miss his presence in the lineup. Capitals Individual Scoring Chances # Player EV PP SH 4 John Erskine 13:32 5 4 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0 8 Alex Ovechkin 16:38 5 2 3:12 0 0 0:09 0 0 9 Mike Ribeiro 14:37 2 5 3:08 0 0 0:00 0 0 19 Nicklas Backstrom  14:36 6 2 2:48 0 0 1:14 0 0 20 Troy Brouwer 14:22 2 6 3:08 0 0 1:14 0 0 21 Brooks Laich  14:16 3 5 0:20 0 0 2:26 0 3 24 Aaron Volpatti 8:00 1 4 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0 25 Jason Chimera 11:53 2 7 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0 26 Matt Hendricks 5:08 1   0:00 0 0 1:29 0 2 27 Karl Alzner 17:47 2 7 0:20 0 0 3:10 0 4 38 Jack Hillen 18:08 3 6 0:09 1 0 2:59 0 1 42 Joel ward  12:48 1 9 1:16 1 0 2:15 0 2 52 Mike Green 19:48 3 6 3:39 0 0 0:54 0 0 61 Steve Oleksy 12:57 4 4 0:00 0 0 2:34 0 2 70 Braden Holtby  49:27 10 17 4:24 1 0 6:09 0 5 74 John Carlson 16:54 3 7 1:28 1 0 2:41 0 3 83 Jay Beagle 7:55 2 3 0:00 0 0 2:31 0 3 85 Mathieu Perrault 11:36 0 7 1:16 0 0 0:00 0 0 90 Marcus Johansson 14:20 5 1 1:16 1 0 1:00 0 0 Best EV Forwards: Nicklas Backstrom & Marcus Johansson +4 Worst EV Forward: Joel Ward -8 Best EV Defenseman: John Erskine +1 Worst EV Defenseman: Karl Alzner -5 Every Caps forward was held in check except for their first line of Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Marcus Johansson. They led the way for Washington on the scoresheet and their underlying numbers also reflected their play. Washington's second and third lines took a beating in the scoring chance department but Carolina could only make them pay once with Jiri Tlusty's opening goal. Head-to-Head at Five-on-Five In an interesting matchup decision by head coach Kirk Muller, he decided to put Jordan Staal's line against Mike Ribeiro instead of Ovechkin while Eric Staal's line faced them. Ribeiro is having a great year and has done some damage against the Canes, but wouldn't it be smarter to put the team's best two-way player on Washington's first line? It's not like Ovechkin isn't red hot or anything like that. You can see that Jordan's line handled Ribeiro nicely while Washington's first line beat the Staal line handily at even strength. Period Team Time Player CAR OPP Strength 1 CAR 19:22 Skinner 11 53 39 25 47 31 9 21 20 38 74 70 5v5 1 CAR 17:04 LaRose 11 20 59 25 47 31 9 21 20 4 61 70 5v5 1 CAR 8:32 Sanguinetti 12 19 28 24 25 31 85 42 25 27 52 70 5v5 1 CAR 8:31 Sanguinetti 12 19 28 24 25 31 85 42 25 27 52 70 5v5 1 CAR 8:30 Tlusty - GOAL 12 19 28 24 25 31 85 42 25 27 52 70 5v5 1 CAR 6:22 E. Staal 12 19 28 47 77 31 26 42 27 61 70   5v4 1 CAR 5:53 Tlusty - GOAL 12 19 28 47 77 31 26 42 27 61 70   5v4 1 WSH 0:40 Ovechkin - GOAL 12 19 28 6 73 31 19 90 8 38 74 70 5v5 2 CAR 19:44 Dwyer 11 53 39 25 47 31 9 21 20 38 74 70 5v5 2 CAR 18:14 E. Staal 12 19 28 47 77 31 21 83 27 74 70   5v4 2 CAR 18:08 Tlusty - GOAL 12 19 28 47 77 31 21 83 27 74 70   5v4 2 WSH 16:43 Beagle 20 53 36 24 25 31 26 83 24 27 52 70 5v5 2 WSH 15:43 Green - GOAL 12 53 28 6 77 31 19 42 25 27 52 70 5v5 2 WSH 15:09 Ovechkin 12 19 28 6 77 35 19 90 8 4 61 70 5v5 2 WSH 8:56 Ovechkin - GOAL 12 53 39 24 25 35 19 90 8 38 74 70 5v5 2 CAR 8:44 Skinner 11 53 39 6 77 35 9 21 20 38 74 70 5v5 2 CAR 6:49 LaRose 37 59 36 44 73 35 85 42 25 4 61 70 5v5 2 CAR 5:12 Dwyer 11 53 39 25 47 35 83 42 24 27 52 70 5v5 2 CAR 5:11 Skinner 11 53 39 25 47 35 83 42 24 27 52 70 5v5 2 CAR 3:44 Nash 20 59 21 44 77 35 85 42 25 4 61 70 5v5 2 CAR 1:50 J. Staal 11 53 39 44 47 35 83 20 24 27 52 70 5v5 2 CAR 1:31 J. Staal 11 53 39 44 47 35 19 8 24 27 74 70 5v5 2 CAR 1:04 Semin 12 19 28 47 77 35 21 83 38 74 70   5v4 2 WSH 0:45 Ward - GOAL 12 19 28 47 77 35 90 42 38 74 70   5v4 3 CAR 19:18 Semin 12 19 28 47 77 35 19 80 8 38 74 70 5v5 3 WSH 16:14 Laich 20 59 21 24 47 35 21 83 25 4 61 70 5v5 3 WSH 14:25 Ovechkin 11 53 39 6 77 35 19 90 8 38 74 70 5v5 3 CAR 11:33 Bergeron 11 53 39 47 77 35 85 42 25 38 74 70 5v5 3 CAR 7:15 Jokinen 37 59 36 47 73 35 85 42 25 38 74 70 5v5 3 WSH 6:23 Ovechkin 12 19 28 6 44 35 19 90 8 4 52 70 5v5 3 WSH 5:45 Ribeiro 11 53 39 6 47 35 9 21 20 4 61 70 5v5 3 CAR 3:21 Semin 12 19 28 24 44 35 9 21 20 4 61 70 5v5 3 WSH 3:13 Ribeiro 11 19 28 24 44 35 9 21 20 4 61 70 5v5  
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