Thanks to the guys at the Copper and Blue, we have annotated scoring chances for each of the six games in the opening round playoff series between the Sharks and the Avs that we can compare to the overall shot totals. Here are the shots and scoring chances from the Sharks perspective with the game tied:
|Tied||Seconds||SF||SA||5v5 SCF||5v5 SCA||Oth SCF||Oth SCA|
Overall, shots and scoring chances converged to the same percentages, indicating that Colorado, despite what the fortune-tellers said, did not have a higher overall quality of chances than the Sharks. If anything, the Sharks had better scoring chances than the Avs did because proportionally more of their chances came on the PP.
Colorado was an interesting team to watch this season. But they were fundamentally outgunned against one of the better teams in the league.