Part of the reason Stazz wasn't terribly effective and MacKinnon/Duchene were is that Carlyle has his d-men play deep. Really deep. That pretty much takes away the boards, which is Stastny's specialty. Since the Toronto D was working so hard to clog things up along the boards, they left plenty of room in the open ice. Conversely, Hejda talked earlier this season about how he had to make an adjustment from Sacco, who wanted his d-men playing deep, to Roy, who wants them playing up.
He played an intense game... Mackinnon played well, duchy... Seemed like Staz took the night off... I want Staz and Landy yo play with Ror, and let pap play with Mackinnon and duchy one game
Why?! It was no secret that when MacKinnon went back to center our offensive depth made an impact on the game. Hard to matchup with 3 lines like that. Besides Mack doesn't look great with Duchene, just doesn't work as well, he looked good with PAP though.