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Preds vs Blues Video Highlights & Advanced Stats

When last year's best puck-possession team faces one of the worst, even those of you who don't know your Corsi from your Fenwick can guess the likely result.

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Despite getting much more power play time than St. Louis (8:41 to 3:32), the Nashville Predators were outshot handily by St. Louis.

Nashville Predators

Player Pos ES TOI Total Shots For Total Shots Against Corsi Net Zone Starts Adjusted Corsi
Colin Wilson C 17:23 11 21 -10 -4 -8
Mike Fisher C 16:35 10 11 -1 -5 +1
Nick Spaling C 16:09 11 21 -10 -3 -9
Matt Halischuk R 14:37 10 16 -6 -1 -6
Martin Erat R 14:30 7 14 -7 -3 -6
David Legwand C 14:22 7 17 -10 -4 -8
Sergei Kostitsyn L 12:55 10 10 0 -4 +2
Patric Hornqvist R 11:55 8 16 -8 -4 -6
Craig Smith C 10:30 7 7 0 0 0
Brandon Yip R 9:05 3 10 -7 -1 -7
Brian McGrattan R 6:20 2 5 -3 -1 -3
Rich Clune L 4:53 1 5 -4 -1 -4
Shea Weber D 22:06 13 20 -7 -4 -5
Scott Hannan D 21:14 13 31 -18 -6 -16
Kevin Klein D 20:59 12 31 -19 -5 -17
Roman Josi D 18:33 11 15 -4 -4 -2
Ryan Ellis D 13:09 6 15 -9 -1 -9
Hal Gill D 9:44 5 6 -1 -2 -0

How about Colin Wilson, leading the Predators in even-strength ice time?

Possession-wise, this was a tough night for the Preds, as was to be expected considering how strong the Blues were last season in that regard, and how weak Nashville was. The Hannan/Klein pairing took the brunt of the damage.

St. Louis Blues

Player Pos ES TOI Total Shots For Total Shots Against Corsi Net Zone Starts Adjusted Corsi
Alexander Steen C 15:37 20 6 +14 +4 +12
Patrik Berglund C 15:31 19 13 +6 +2 +5
Andy Mcdonald C 15:12 18 7 +11 +4 +9
T.J. Oshie C 14:59 16 11 +5 +4 +3
David Perron L 14:55 13 5 +8 +4 +6
David Backes R 13:20 13 9 +4 +4 +2
Vladimir Tarasenko R 13:18 15 6 +9 +4 +7
Chris Stewart R 12:15 12 9 +3 +2 +2
Jaden Schwartz C 10:18 12 11 +1 +3 -0
Vladimir Sobotka C 10:18 12 7 +5 0 +5
Scott Nichol C 8:01 7 2 +5 0 +5
Ryan Reaves R 5:25 4 1 +3 +1 +3
Alex Pietrangelo D 19:41 29 10 +19 +6 +17
Ian Cole D 18:44 24 8 +16 +6 +14
Roman Polak D 18:18 14 9 +5 +2 +4
Kris Russell D 17:52 20 10 +10 +3 +9
Barret Jackman D 15:41 14 12 +2 +2 +1
Kevin Shattenkirk D 15:30 18 11 +7 +3 +6

It's interesting to note the more egalitarian spread of ice time among the St. Louis defense as compared to Nashville's, that can be looked at as a reflection of how the Preds try to manage usage based on individual player strengths.

And now, the video highlights:


For an explanation of the tables above, check out our post covering Saturday's game.