Scoring Opportunities:
Player

In Ken Dryden's/Mark Mulvoy's 1973 book entitled Faceoff At The Summit, an interesting statistic was published: Shots at goal. Although no definition was given, it is safe to assume that shots at goal included actual shots on goal, as well as shots that were blocked, hit the post or cross bar, or went high and wide. Essentially it is a form of measuring scoring opportunities, although it would appear that a good scoring opportunity that did not result in a shot attempt is not counted in this statistic.

Below are the statistics and some calculations. Shooting % is the traditional stat measuring goals scored vs. shots on net. Opportunity % is goals scored vs. scoring opportunities, or shots at goal. And Shot % measures the likelihood that a player would create a shot on goal out of a scoring chance.

Soviet Union

Soviet Player GP G Shots on Goal Shots at Goal Shooting % Opportunity % Shot %
Yakushev 8 7 21 48 33% 15% 44%
Shadrin 8 3 15 28 20% 11% 54%
Kharlamov 7 3 17 33 18% 9% 52%
Petrov 8 3 19 40 16% 8% 48%
Liapkin 6 1 15 34 7% 3% 44%
Mikhailov 8 3 25 45 12% 7% 56%
Maltsev 8 0 32 57 0% 0% 56%
Anisin 7 1 9 30 11% 3% 30%
Lutchenko 8 1 13 37 8% 3% 35%
Zimin 2 2 5 8 40% 25% 63%
Blinov 5 2 11 18 18% 11% 61%
Vikulov 6 2 8 20 25% 10% 40%
Vasiliev 6 1 5 17 20% 6% 29%
Tsygankov 8 0 8 25 0% 0% 32%
Lebedev 3 1 3 7 33% 14% 43%
Bodunov 3 1 3 6 33% 17% 50%
Gusev 6 1 5 14 20% 7% 36%
Ragulin 6 0 4 14 0% 0% 29%
Kuzkin 7 0 3 13 0% 0% 23%
Martyniuk 1 0 3 4 0% 0% 75%
Solodukhin 1 0 0 1 0% 0% 0%
Starshinov 1 0 0 2 0% 0% 0%
Shatalov 2 0 0 1 0% 0% 0%
Volchknov 3 0 0 2 0% 0% 0%
Paladiev 3 0 1 6 0% 0% 17%
Mishakov 6 0 2 7 0% 0% 29%
Soviet Totals 8 32 227 517 14% 6% 44%

Team Canada

Canada Player GP G Shots on Goal Shots at Goal Shooting % Opportunity % Shot %
P. Esposito 8 7 52 89 13% 8% 58%
Henderson 8 7 28 38 25% 18% 74%
Clarke 8 2 13 25 15% 8% 52%
Cournoyer 8 3 27 46 11% 7% 59%
Park 8 1 9 21 11% 5% 43%
Hull 4 2 10 24 20% 8% 42%
Parise 6 2 5 11 40% 18% 45%
Gilbert 6 1 8 14 13% 7% 57%
Ratelle 6 1 4 12 25% 8% 33%
Bergman 8 0 6 9 0% 0% 67%
Ellis 8 0 23 35 0% 0% 66%
Perreault 2 1 4 11 25% 9% 36%
Goldsworthy 3 1 3 6 33% 17% 50%
F. Mahovlich 6 1 19 29 5% 3% 66%
P. Mahovlich 7 1 12 22 8% 5% 55%
White 7 1 6 13 17% 8% 46%
Cashman 2 0 3 4 0% 0% 75%
Savard 5 0 3 7 0% 0% 43%
Mikita 2 0 1 3 0% 0% 33%
Berenson 2 0 3 4 0% 0% 75%
Lapointed 7 0 15 28 0% 0% 54%
redmond 1 0 1 4 0% 0% 25%
Awrey 2 0 0 1 0% 0% 0%
Hadfield 2 0 2 4 0% 0% 50%
Seiling 3 0 2 4 0% 0% 50%
Stapleton 7 0 8 17 0% 0% 47%
Team Canada Totals 8 31 267 481 12% 6% 56%

You can also view a complete summary of each team's shots on goal and shots at goal here.

And you can view game by game scoring opportunities here.

From the authors of 1972 Summit Series.com:  

The History of the Canada Cup and 
The World Cup of Hockey

In Bookstores Everywhere October 2002