They juggled Matteau all around the lineup. When he played top 6, he looked in over his head and it's wasteful to his development to toil on the 4th line. Never understood that decision to keep him around.
No it really seemed like he wasn't looking at that far wing and headed towards the bench. Bad awareness but it's actually rare for him. He's developed into a decent 2-way guy in Trotz' system.
Only problem was that he was one of the pointmen and he initially looked like he was giving chase. Yeah, first timer, but still, since he's a pointman, that means 3 other guys are going to be stuck with no way to catch up.