IS JACK JOHNSON’S PLUS/MINUS INDICATIVE OF HIS PLAY?

10/3 PHX 1-05:31 (PP): Vrbata gets a 60-ft pass from Jovo, slapshot from the top of the circle; Quick should have had it.

10/3 PHX 2-08:22: Point shot that would have gone wide, deflection by Winnik. Not much anyone could do about this one.

10/3 PHX 2-14:08: Simmonds turns the puck over on the outlet and Vrbata sneaks in behind both Johnson and Scuderi.

10/3 PHX 3-00:31: Doughty passes the puck right to Upshall for an easy one-timer.

10/6 SAN 2-19:43 (PP): Deflection by Blake, who was Doughty’s man.

10/8 MIN 3-06:24: Johnsson scores pinching in from the left circle; Johnson was on his man on the right boards.

10/10 @STL 3-13:23 (SH): Johnson takes his man (and Quick) out of the play, Steen curls around and fires into a nearly open net. OK, you MIGHT fault Johnson on this one.

10/12 @NYI 3-18:05: Johnson tries to tie up Moulson but Moulson gets free in front of the crease and puts in the rebound.

10/15 @DET 2-03:33: Ericsson with a seeing eye shot off the faceoff.

10/15 @DET 3-14:43: Doughty turns over the puck exiting the zone and Maltby scores on a 3-on-2 down low.

10/15 @DET 3-19:53 (EN): Rafalski cherry picks a clearing pass and fires into an open net.

10/17 @CLB 1-19:13: Chimera picks off Frolov’s pass to the point and scores on a 2-on-1. Quick probably should have had this one.

10/17 @CLB 2-17:02 (PP): Huge scrum in front, Johnson takes out his man but the puck squirts out to an open Torres who beats an unset Quick.

10/19 @DAL 1-17:18: Morrow with a no-look pass to Benn who is camped out in front of the crease. Not sure if Benn was Scuderi’s or Johnson’s man (Scuderi was closer), but let’s count this anyways.

10/22 DAL 1-16:16: Scuderi fails to hold the point and Neal scores on a 2-on-1. Didn’t look like Johnson misplayed the 2-on-1 since he had the passing lane cut off.

10/22 DAL 3-08:30: Fistric scores from a bouncing point shot that just sneaks through Quick’s five-hole. Johnson had taken out his man Eriksson off to the side of the net. Quick should have had this one.

10/22 DAL 3-17:14: Neal scores with a well-placed wristshot off the rush. Perhaps Johnson could have closed on him quicker, but Eriksson’s drop pass gave him space to shoot. Quick probably could have had this as well.

10/24 PHX 1-09:52 (PP): Doan left wide open to the left of Quick scores off a rebound from Lang’s shot. One might be able to argue that Johnson might have overplayed Lombardi, but probably not.

10/24 PHX 2-15:42: Stoll’s weak clearing attempt gets picked off and Vrbata sneaks in behind the defense and scores. Not sure what Johnson could have done differently here.

10/24 PHX 3-12:30: Doan takes a great lead pass from Jovo and he powers past Johnson to score on Quick. Johnson might have played Doan stronger here.

10/25 CLB 3-09:48 (PP): Both Johnson and Quick overcommit on the right side and Huselius walks around the net and scores on a wraparound.

So, out of the 21 goals scored while Johnson’s been on the ice, only 5 of them were goals that Johnson might have been able to prevent. And in fact, those are stretches; on only two of those goals (Moulson and Doan) would I say that they were clearly Johnson’s responsibility, and none of them were blown assignments or turnovers. Come on, that’s dumb luck if I’ve ever seen it.

The above courtesy of the poster “ukyo” of hfboards.



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