Calgary Flames At Dallas Stars: A Statistical Roundup

Ronald Martinez

The Dallas Stars beat the Calgary Flames. This is their story.

Welcome to this edition of "It Happened Last Night". The Stars won a 4-3 matchup against the lowly Flames. The game started out beautifully, but went downhill quickly as the second period began. The statistics which tell the tape of the game are below. You will find Total Shots For (all Corsi Events for), Total Shots Against (all Corsi Events against), Corsi +/-, and Offensive Zone Start % for each member of your Dallas Stars.

# Total SF Total SA Corsi+/- OZS%
3 15 16 -1 58.33
4 15 17 -2 50
6 21 15 6 62.5
10 7 15 -8 28.57
11 10 13 -3 28.57
13 19 12 7 70
14 13 13 0 70
18 7 7 0 42.86
20 7 6 1 57.14
21 11 10 1 55.56
24 15 6 9 40
33 21 11 10 62.5
38 14 6 8 40
43 8 10 -2 42.86
58 8 7 1 33.33
60 11 5 6 50
68 10 14 -4 66.67
72 8 7 1 40

The Stars top possession players last night are a surprising group. Trevor Daley and Alex Goligoski led the blue line at +10 and +6. The fourth line was exceptional against the Flames. Antoine Roussel (+6), Vernon Fiddler (+8), and Eric Nystrom (+9) are arguably the main reason the Stars hung on to pick up two points. Ray Whitney (+7) also had a strong game.

The improved play of Erik Cole is worth noting too. After dropping a -17 Corsi against the Blackhawks he came in at +1 tonight while taking some difficult shifts with Brenden Morrow and Derek Roy. The Stars need more efforts like that out of him.

In the table below you will find the Stars ice time chart. This chart shows how many minutes each individual Stars player played with a particular teammate.

# 3 4 6 10 11 13 14 18 20 21 24 33 38 43 58 60 68 72
3 20.5 20.3 0 5.6 5.8 6.7 9.7 2.3 1.6 5.5 6.5 0.1 4.5 0 0 4.1 4.6 4.5
4 20.3 22.5 0.1 6.6 6.3 6.9 10.1 2.8 2 5.8 7.2 1 5.3 0 1.1 5 4.7 4.9
6 0 0.1 18.8 4.4 3.8 7.6 6.9 4.7 4.1 6.6 3.8 17.5 4 1.1 0 2.7 5.7 2.2
10 5.6 6.6 4.4 13.5 10 0 0.9 2.7 2 0.5 1.5 4.6 0.6 3.1 2.7 0 1.8 7
11 5.8 6.3 3.8 10 12.8 1.5 0 1.4 0 2.6 1.1 3.8 0 3.1 2.9 0.1 1.8 7.2
13 6.7 6.9 7.6 0 1.5 15.5 13.2 0.2 0.3 11 0.7 7.8 0.5 0.9 1.1 0 2.9 0.7
14 9.7 10.1 6.9 0.9 0 13.2 17.7 2 0 9.6 2 6.9 1.2 0.8 0.9 0.5 4.9 1.1
18 2.3 2.8 4.7 2.7 1.4 0.2 2 9.2 5.2 0 0.2 5.2 0.6 1.7 1.7 0 5.6 0.4
20 1.6 2 4.1 2 0 0.3 0 5.2 7.7 1 0.4 4.5 0 1.6 1.7 1.1 5.3 0.2
21 5.5 5.8 6.6 0.5 2.6 11 9.6 0 1 13.6 0.3 6.9 0.3 1 1.4 0.2 1 0.6
24 6.5 7.2 3.8 1.5 1.1 0.7 2 0.2 0.4 0.3 12.9 3.9 10.7 2 2.5 8.4 0.4 0.2
33 0.1 1 17.5 4.6 3.8 7.8 6.9 5.2 4.5 6.9 3.9 19.3 4.1 0 0.6 2.8 4.6 2.9
38 4.5 5.3 4 0.6 0 0.5 1.2 0.6 0 0.3 10.7 4.1 11.2 1.9 2.6 7.9 0.3 0.5
43 0 0 1.1 3.1 3.1 0.9 0.8 1.7 1.6 1 2 0 1.9 7.5 6.4 1.8 3.1 1.5
58 0 1.1 0 2.7 2.9 1.1 0.9 1.7 1.7 1.4 2.5 0.6 2.6 6.4 8.1 2.6 2 2.2
60 4.1 5 2.7 0 0.1 0 0.5 0 1.1 0.2 8.4 2.8 7.9 1.8 2.6 9.5 0.7 0.2
68 4.6 4.7 5.7 1.8 1.8 2.9 4.9 5.6 5.3 1 0.4 4.6 0.3 3.1 2 0.7 12.3 0
72 4.5 4.9 2.2 7 7.2 0.7 1.1 0.4 0.2 0.6 0.2 2.9 0.5 1.5 2.2 0.2 0 9.1

The Stars appear to have stayed fairly consistent with their lines as they said they intended to do before the game. Stephane Robidas only saw .2 minutes away from Brenden Dillon, for instance.

An interesting thing to note is how often the Goligoski/Daley pair followed the Jamie Benn line. Glen Gulutzan was clearly trying to get those two in the offensive zone, and tonight you saw the impact that can have. Both were excellent.

The table below chronicles how the Stars were matched up with their counterparts from Calgary.

# 3 4 6 10 11 13 14 18 20 21 24 33 38 43 58 60 68 72
Bouwmeester 8.8 9.9 7 4.6 4.6 7.5 8.6 2.1 1.6 5.2 4.9 7.4 3.6 1.3 2.5 3.3 5.6 3.6
Giordano 7.9 8.4 9.4 6 6.3 7.8 7.2 5.3 5.1 8.3 3.9 9 3.5 5 4.5 3.9 6.2 2.8
Brodie 6.9 7.4 6.1 4.6 3.9 3.8 4.7 2 1.6 4.3 5.4 6.4 4.7 1 1.8 3.5 2.1 4
Cervenka 1 1 1 0.8 0.3 1.2 1 0.8 0.8 1 1.1 1 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.1 0.2 0.3
Backlund 3.5 3.8 5.7 4.4 4.8 2.8 2.5 2.3 2.4 2.8 3.6 5.3 3 3.8 3.2 3.1 4 2.5
Iginla 11.3 12.7 2.3 5.3 4.6 5.2 6.1 1.8 1.3 4.1 5.8 3.3 4.6 0.1 1.2 2.9 1.4 3.1
Cammalleri 13.1 14.5 2.8 5.7 4.1 6.1 8.5 3.2 1.3 4.7 5.9 3.7 5 0.1 1.2 2.7 2.3 3.7
Jackman 1.8 1.8 0.4 1.1 0.5 0 1.5 0.9 0.3 0 1.7 0.4 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.6 0.9 1
McGrattan 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.3 0 0 0.2 0.3 0 1.4 0.4 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.4 0.2 0.3
Comeau 3.5 4 7.6 4.7 4.7 4.8 3.8 3.8 3.1 3.2 3 7.1 3.1 3.9 3.4 2.2 5.2 2.7
Stajan 5.3 5.9 9.2 3 4 6.5 7.9 2.9 3.3 6.3 3.6 9.7 3.5 2.3 2.5 2.7 5.9 3
Glencross 4.8 5.5 8.5 2.5 3.3 5.7 7.6 2.7 3.2 5.7 3.7 9.2 3.3 2.1 2.4 2.7 5.8 2.6
Stempniak 2.6 2.9 8.5 2.6 3.2 4.4 5.1 2.7 3 5.1 2.3 8.5 2.2 2.2 2.3 2.7 4.9 2.5
Hudler 2.6 2.9 7 4.4 4.4 3.3 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.8 3.1 5.9 2.8 4 3 2.7 4.4 1.9
Wideman 10.4 11.4 8.2 7 6.5 7.2 8.2 6.3 6 7.3 5 8.4 4.4 5 4.5 4.2 6.1 3.7
Smith 1.4 1.4 1.4 2 1.7 0 0 0.7 0.2 0 1.6 1.4 1.9 1 1 1.1 0.1 2.1
Tanguay 13.9 15 2.9 5.6 4.2 6.5 8.6 3.4 1.5 5.1 6.1 3.7 5.1 0 1 2.9 2 3.7
Butler 4.6 5.4 5.4 3 2.8 4.8 5.4 1.9 1 2 3.8 5.9 3.3 1.6 2 3 4.6 2

If you have any question about who the Stars top defensive pairing is then tables like this should be beneficial to you. Robidas and Dillon were matched up primarily with the Jarome Iginla, Alex Tanguay and Mike Cammalleri line. They held their own in the possession battle despite the rough match up, which is about what you ask of a pairing in a difficult match up.

As you would expect, the Flames attempted to match Jay Bouwmeester against the Benn group. They were somewhat able to do so, but not to the level that the Stars were able to match Dillon/Robidas against Iginla. These are the type of match up battles you would expect the home team to win, and they likely played a part in the win.

It may not have been entirely encouraging after the first period, but a win is a win. See you next time on "It Happened Last Night".


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