Saint John Flames - Playoff Statistics Round III
fact that the Saint John Flames have enjoyed some success in the AHL's
playoffs isn't a surprise, but their shear dominance is. With three AHL
opponents now cast aside the Baby Flames have only
lost two games in three playoff rounds, compiling a record of 11-2.
Varlamov has continued his playoff mastery with 13 goals in 13 playoff games,
while others have continued to emerge, giving the team a truly balanced attack.
takes a look at the Baby Flames third round performance, a series that saw the
Flames eliminate the Providence Bruins in five games.
table below shows the goals, assists and points for each post season player on
the Saint John roster. The table shows the statistic for all three playoff
rounds individually, as well as an overall playoff total.
most notable change to the Saint John Flames attack in the third round was the
addition of Daniel Tkaczuk to the scoresheet. Tkaczuk missed the entire first
round and the first three games of the Quebec series before making his playoff
debut. After a few games, Tkaczuk was able to rid himself of some cob webs,
exploding in the third round of the playoffs to lead the team with eight points
in the five game series. Tkaczuk edged out Steve Begin with seven points and
Sergei Varlamov with six. Both Varlamov and Begin have been steady performers
throughout the playoffs with Varlamov leading the team overall with 18 points
and Begin sitting second with 15. The trio of Varlamov, Begin and Tkaczuk scored
12 of the team's 16 goals against the Bruins. Marty Murray, the team's regular
season offensive dynamo, had an off series against the Bruins. The diminutive
winger mustered only two points in the first series against Portland, but
exploded with eight points in the second round against Quebec, before only
scoring three points against the Bruins.
table below looks at plus/minus statistics for all three rounds, and the
playoffs overall. The first section shows plus/minus in actual terms while the
final columns shows the statistic on a per game basis.
The Saint John Flames may have taken the Providence Bruins in five games, but
they had more "minus" players than "plus". Saint John's
highly effective powerplay was clearly the difference in the series. The Flames
were lead in the round by three players; Daniel Tkaczuk, Steve Montador and
Darrel Scoville, each with a plus two rating. Overall the team is lead by
Scoville, who is a +11 in the playoffs.
Flames remain a perfect 6-0 at home, outscoring the opposition by a 23-6 mark.
On the road the Flames are 5-2, with a 22-18 goal margin.
Flames have balanced their scoring across all three periods with 16 first period
goals, 14 second period goals, and 13 third period goals.
John has outshot their opponents by a total of 523 to 349.
Flames have the playoff's number one powerplay, hitting for 21 goals in 67
opportunities, good for a 31.3% success rate.
penalty killing is middle of the pack at 85.7%.
Brochu is second in goals against average at 1.75. He is ranked fifth in save
percentage with 0.931.
leads the AHL with three playoff shut outs this post season.