The below chart shows puck possession numbers of the second line when playing with and without each other. The black bar is 50% possession. Above the black bar is good. Below the black bar is bad.
Both Patrick Kane and Artemi Panarin’s possession numbers fall below 50% when playing apart from each other.
Anisimov takes a big hit when not playing with the dynamic duo. Anisimov is at 44% puck possession when on the ice without Patrick Kane. That number falls to 40% when Anisimov is on the ice without Panarin. Those are not good numbers.
For reference, the following chart shows the total minutes of each situation this season.