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# Game 1: A History in Scoring Chances

Game one is in the books and I have promised you, the good fine readers of Defending Big D, a scoring chance report. As you may know, or maybe not, I am taking part in the Scoring Chance Project. I am recording all scoring chances that take place during Stars games this season in an effort to help the statistical community gather as much meaningful data to study as possible. Click here to check out the intro, and click here to head to the glossary.

It's somewhere in the neighborhood of 3:30 AM right now so there is absolutely no need to be long winded about this. So, let's get right to the point. If you follow the jump you are entering the magical world of the scoring chance, and by doing so you will be able to see the underlying plays that composed the Stars first win of the season.

The first table you will notice below is the cumulative team totals for scoring chances. In each column the Stars totals are on the left, and the Blackhawks totals on the right. On the night, the Stars were outchanced 28-21. The biggest team difference is in how many powerplay chances the Stars generated versus how many they allowed. The Stars generated 3 scoring chances on the powerplay, but the Blackhawks generated 9.

 Period Totals EV PP 5v3 PP SH 5v3 SH 1 9 8 8 7 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 7 14 4 6 3 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 3 5 6 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 21 28 17 18 3 1 0 0 1 9 0 0

I have two other reports, but one is slowing the entire site down when I try to load it so we'll figure out another way to present it. The one in question is a detailed list of all the scoring chances, but the one that wants to cooperate is the player stat sheet. So, below is the tally of how the individual Stars held up tonight. The left column is good once again, and the right column not so much.

 # Player EV PP SH 3 S. ROBIDAS 19:28 9 4 1:58 3 1 3:52 1 4 6 T. DALEY 15:50 7 10 1:50 0 0 2:54 0 4 10 B. MORROW 12:40 4 8 2:17 3 1 1:25 0 1 11 J. DOWELL 8:14 1 2 0:00 0 0 1:53 1 0 14 J. BENN 11:27 3 1 0:56 0 0 1:54 1 0 17 T. PETERSEN 8:10 1 2 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0 20 R. DVORAK 14:41 9 4 0:27 0 0 1:36 0 2 21 L. ERIKSSON 12:09 2 2 0:48 0 0 2:18 0 5 23 T. WANDELL 9:17 2 2 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0 28 M. FISTRIC 13:48 1 4 0:00 0 0 2:59 0 3 29 S. OTT 15:15 9 6 1:09 0 0 2:38 0 5 32 K. LEHTONEN 48:12 16 18 3:40 3 1 7:42 1 9 33 A. GOLIGOSKI 20:26 11 5 2:03 3 1 2:50 0 4 36 P. LARSEN 13:51 1 4 0:00 0 0 0:13 0 0 38 V. FIDDLER 14:14 8 5 0:35 0 0 2:05 0 3 44 S. SOURAY 14:23 5 9 1:37 0 0 2:36 1 3 63 M. RIBEIRO 14:26 6 10 2:17 3 1 1:35 0 2 73 M. RYDER 13:08 4 9 2:17 3 1 0:00 0 0 81 T. VINCOUR 11:49 2 3 0:06 0 0 0:00 0 0

Your most positive players tonight were Alex Goligoski (shocking, I know) with a positive 5 scoring chances, Robidas at positive 5, and Dvorak at positive 5. The Stars top line was shredded at even strength, and needless to say that can't continue if they want to continue winning games. Since these teams play again tomorrow it should be pretty interesting to compare tonight and tomorrow's games.

As always, if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.