Limiting Those High Danger Chances

Todd McLellan was pretty furious following the game against the Capitals on Friday night, and for good reason. The club was outclassed by a better team at home, making far too many mistakes in the neutral zone and defensive end. The Oilers allowed 13 high danger scoring chances at even-strength, with all four even-strength goals against coming from that area.  That’s almost double the average number of shots that come from the high danger area in a game (thanks to rickithebear for that tidbit).

You have to understand why McLellan may have been a little annoyed after the game and at the media availability on Saturday (Source: 630 CHED). Fact is, he’s had a history of getting a higher proportion of high danger chances in games and ensuring that the opposition is limited.

Full article is at The Copper & Blue.

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