Not blaming the loss over one player, but Gionta has been killing lots of plays in the offensive zone either by making a dump, a useless pass or a missed slapshot. Pacioretty also needs to play smarter.
The players should be more creative instead of doing the dump-and-chase which never worked tonight.
Seriously though, this team is having some pretty terrible puck luck, probably to counteract the luck they had at the beginning of the year. Still, they're really missing the physical dimension that Prust and Bourque brought.
Can someone explain why on earth Georges and Bouillon are on the powerplay, like wtf's the point. Is subban and Markov that exhausted that they cant play for both units, like cmon, a tired Markov and Subban is already better than 2 defensive defensemen.
Man, I already miss that team that scores goals by sheer will and determination, attacking the net like crazy. I think that was gradually lost with Prust out. Now, when they can't score the nice goals, due to hot goalie or bad luck, they have no plan B.