Habs keeping the pressure DESPITE Gionta that keeps losing the puck and the 1 on 1 battles. Gionta just seems to have lost 1, 2 or even 3 steps.
Yeah, replace Gionta with another player, and I think we may have had a few more scoring chances on that play. I don't think it's a lack of effort, just.. as you said, he lost a step or two... or three.
The officiating so far is a joke. I know Ottawa is at home and they lost basically all ther skill players but it doesn't mean they shouldn't be called for the 10 obstruction/hooking infractions so far.