Goaltending helps too, .765 sv% for Reimer, .920 for miller. Players have chances to clear the puck they dont. Bozak had a chance to go grab a stick on the bench but decides to just stand there and watch. Gardiner had no point of chasing the buffalo player behind the net and that resulted to a goal. At some point people have to realize the coach can only do soo much when it comes to coaching. Steckel is a pylon on the PK, other than wining faceoffs he just casually skates around. Dupuis-steckel are the worst PK tandem.
When we're on the pk it looks like the other team has the option to pass to ANY player on the ice... everyone's literally wide open. It's just disgusting to watch.
Normally with 3 Leafs in one corner all looking at the boards. Unlike other teams PK there is no aggressiveness towards the points but then all the players down low are open. It's almost mind boggling that it hasn't been fixed. Obviously they are using the wrong personnel to kill off penalties.
Only way we win this? Double-shift Lupul and Kessel after this penalty is over (Most likely 5-2 by then), make sure Liles and Gardiner (Yeah, he's having a weak game, but, **** it, might as well) are out there as much as possible and hope for the best.
Probably looking at a 16-13-3 record going into Monday though.