In an unusual match up Saturday night The Oshawa Generals played the Erie Otters. Although both are in the OHL, they are not in the same conferences and do not play each other a lot, so the unusual thing is that 2 Blue jacket prospects faced each other for the firt time. Oscar Dansk was in goal for the Erie Otters while Boone Jenner was leading the Generals.
Boone is having a great year in 21 games he has 17 goals and 15 assists. Oshawa is 11 wins, 8 losses and 2 SO losses, and leads their conference.
Oscar is having a rough year, much of which may not be his fault. He has 6 wins and 9 losses. But his save % is .903. In many games he is facing 40+ shots on goal.The Otters are 6 wins 11 losses 1 OT loss and 3 SO losses and are dead last in their division.
As they say, long story short, it was the Otters winning 6 to 1. The Generals out shot the Otters 50 to 19. That’s right 50 shots on goal and only 1 finding the back of the net. Erie was limited to only 19 shots on goal, usually a pretty good indication of a loss, yet 6 went for goals.
This quote from the Otters site Alex Sibley:
But the second period was once again highlighted by Dansk, who stopped a barrage of shots in the late stages with a string of five consecutive saves in a flurry in front of his own net. Several of which came against Boone Jenner, the Generals’ top weapon on offense. Jenner and Dansk are both draft picks of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets.
Jenner was held off the scoresheet and finished the night with a plus/minus rating of -4.
There may be 2 lessons here
- A good goal tender can save your a__.
- All shots are not necessarily equal, yes you have to shoot to get a goal, but there is such a thing as shot quality