Thursday, December 1, 2011

2011/12 Individual Stats--November

For the second half of November, the Buffalo Sabres looked like they were fielding what looked like a preseason lineup due to an unprecedented rash of injuries. Goalie Ryan Miller, defensemen Tyler Myers and Mike Weber as well as forwards Brad Boyes, Pat Kaleta and Cody McCormick all had extended stays on the injured list. Forward Tyler Ennis spent the whole month recovering from an ankle injury while defenseman Robyn Regehr and forward Drew Stafford missed a game.

Add it all up and it made for NHL ice-time for a bevvy of Rochester Americans. Journeyman goalie, Drew MacIntyre got the call as backup for Jhonas Enroth making his Buffalo Sabres debut in a couple of mop-up roles. Forward Paul Szczechura, aka, "Chewy" (via Lindy Ruff,) also had his debut for the Sabres. Forward Corey Tropp and defenseman TJ Brennan, two players who've spent one and two years, respectively, in the AHL also made their Sabres debut.

Former 1st-round pick Zack Kassian and 3rd-round pick Brayden McNabb hit the F'N Center ice for the first time as well in their first professional seasons.

The Rochalo Sabericans.

For the amount of injuries incurred, the Sabres did a fairly decent job, save for the last two of three games where they lost to bottom-feeders--the Columbus Blue Jackets and NY Islanders--scoring only one goal in each game.

Whereas the term, "as Ryan Miller goes, so go the Sabres" was the mantra for previous seasons, last month it was more about Thomas Vanek and Jason Pominville carrying the load with the mantra, "as secondary scoring goes, so goes the Sabres."

Jhonas Enroth has been a revelation in his backup role for over a year, but he came down to earth when thrust into the starting role. The Sabres, who seemed to up their two-way game when he was in net as backup, returned to a more inconsistent form with him as a starter.

Derek Roy started out the month strong, with the team going 5-2-0, but disappeared in the latter portion of the month and with secondary scoring virtually disappearing, the Sabres to ended the month 2-4-1.

Thomas Vanek continues to put up points as does Jason Pominville. Vanek is presently ranks 4th in the league in points (27) and is tied for 7th in goals (12) while Pominville's 17 assists are tied for 6th.

Luke Adam is having a solid rookie campaign. He's third in points (16,) third in goals (8,) and fourth in assists (8) amongst rookies. Edmonton's Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has separated himself for Rookie Of the Year honors thus-far, but Adam is acquitting himself very well two months into the season.

A look at how individual Sabres have done during the month of November.


Points:

  • October--Thomas Vanek--15...Jason Pominville--14...Luke Adam--9
  • November--Thomas Vanek, Jason Pominville, Derek Roy--12
Goals:
  • October--Vanek--8...Pominville--5...Drew Stafford, Adam--3
  • November--Adam, Roy--5...Vanek, Pominville, Jordan Leopold--4
PP Goals:
  • October--Vanek--3...Pominville--2...Brad Boyes, Stafford--1
  • November--Vanek--3...Roy--2...Pominville, Tyler Myers, Christian Ehrhoff, Marc-Andre Gragnani--1
Assists:
  • October--Pominville--9...Vanek--7...Ehrhoff, Adam--6
  • November--Vanek, Pominville--8...Roy--7
PP Assists:
  • October--Pominville--4...Vanek, Boyes--2
  • November--Pominville--4...Vanek, Roy, Boyes, Ehrhoff, Gragnani--2
Primary Assists:
  • October--Vanek--6...Pominville--5...Gerbe--4
  • November--Pominville, Stafford--6...Vanek--5

Plus/Minus:
  • October--Andrej Sekera, +6...Nathan Gerbe, +5...Vanek,+4
  • November--Leopold, Gragnani, +5...Hecht, +4
Plus/Minus (bottom):
  • October--Ehrhoff, -6...Ville Leino, -4...Cody McCormick...-2
  • November--Myers, Robyn Regehr, Mike Weber, -5

3-Stars (1st=5 points, 2nd=3 points, 3rd=1 point):
  • October--Vanek--16...Pominville, Adam--10
  • November--Roy--13...Adam--9...Pominville--8

Time On Ice/Game-Forwards (year-to-date)

Total:
  • October--Pominville, 18:00...Vanek, 17:42...Roy, 16:54
  • November--Pominville, 19:06...Roy...18:48...Vanek...17:42
Even Strength:
  • October--Vanek, 13:47...Gerbe, 13:33...Roy, 13:30
  • November--Hecht, 14:32...Roy, 14:14...Leino, 14:13
Powerplay:
  • October--Vanek, 3:12...Pominville, 2:57...Adam, 2:16
  • November--Pominville, 3:26...Vanek, 2:23...Roy, 2:41
Penalty Kill:
  • October--Paul Gaustad, 2:56...Patrick Kaleta, 2:40...Pominville, 2:13
  • November--Gaustad, 2:49...Kaleta, 2:41...Pominville, 2:26

Time On Ice/Game--Defensman (year-to-date)

Total:
  • October--Ehrhoff, 24:32...Myers, 21:28...Jordan Leopold, 21:06
  • November--Ehrhoff, 24:04...Myers, 21:39...Leopold, 20:48
Even Strength:
  • October--Ehrhoff, 19:21...Leopold, 17:12...Myers, 16:21
  • November--Ehrhoff, 19:06...Leopold, 16:57...Sekera, 16:39
Powerplay:
  • October--Marc-Andre Gragnani, 3:03...Ehrhoff, 2:59...Myers, 1:57
  • November--Ehrhoff, 2:56...Gragnani, 2:52...Myers, 2:43
Penalty Kill:
  • October--Robyn Regehr, 3:12...Myers, 3:09...Ehrhoff, 2:12
  • November--Regehr, 3:11...Weber, 2:50...Myers, 2:42


Goaltending

Ryan Miller:
  • October--4 wins, 4 losses, .930 sv.% (ranked 9th,) 2.14 gaa (ranked 21st,) 1 shutout
  • November--5-6-0, .909 (37th,) 2.86 (41st,) 1 shutout
Jhonas Enroth:
  • October--2-0, .946 sv % (8th,) 2.00 gaa (13th,) 0 shutouts
  • November--8-4-2, .926 (21st,) 2.27 (26th,) 1 shutout
Drew MacIntyre
  • October--
  • November--0-0-0, .944, 1.40, 0 shutouts

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