Post-Game Instant Analysis: Everything but the W
The Kraken did so many things right in Sunday’s game against the Rangers, but as the saying goes, hockey is a game of bounces, and in this game, they didn’t go Seattle’s way. Add in a red-hot goaltender like Igor Shesterkin, and even though the home team certainly “earned” a win, the scoreboard tells a different story. Let’s take a look at how the game went down by the numbers.
- After a bit of a slow start, the Kraken controlled the pace of play and held the on-ice advantage for the balance of the game. Buoyed by another exceptionally strong second period, according to NaturalStatTrick.com, in 5-on-5 play, Seattle earned 55.92% of all shot attempts and 61.37% of all shot quality. Sportlogiq’s game tracking has the Kraken with 9:09 of possession time in the offensive zone all while limiting the Rangers to 4:57.
- Yanni Gourde‘s line continues to have success against top competition. Gourde, Brandon Tanev, and Calle Jarnkrok played the majority of their minutes against the Rangers’ top line of Artemi Panarin, Kaapo Kakko, and Ryan Strome and had a dominant performance owning 78.57% of all shot attempts and 77.27% of all shot quality.
- Every single Kraken player had at least one shot attempt in the game. Ryan Donato had the most (10), and six of those shots were on net. Morgan Geekie led in individual shot quality.
- How good was Shesterkin? According to Sportlogiq, Seattle should have had 2.38 goals based on their shot quality. As we know, he only allowed one. That’s a quality start by the young netminder.
- Max McCormick made his Kraken debut. In 7:19 of ice time, he had three shot attempts, including one high-danger chance.
Here’s a look at our data-driven Instant Analysis from Sportlogiq: