An image doesn't show the whole play properly. Just before the puck went to the point Kassian had to follow a player who went back door and then down to the front side of the net. He was a bit slow reacting to the back door play so really wasn't effective but at the same time he couldn't cover the point too. The whole line plus the D didn't play that well. Isolating one forward instead of Regin or Condra wouldn't be fair since he wasn't directly responsible for losing the puck or making a bad play.
On the second goal a few guys could be blamed but it was Smith who gave up the turnover leaving the zone and a few guys covered it badly. We could easily point to lots of other bad plays since no one had a particularly good 1st period.
This is what I was saying. Gonchar had already gone up to the point, too, so Kassian had to turn back around but elected to try and block the shot. Don't really see how he can be blamed for that goal given the situation.
Originally Posted by Capital O TEETEE 613
Gonchar should of yelled at bishop to go down.
Yep...Gonchar was staring right at the puck, too! Oh well. Probably wouldn't have been able to sit fast enough anyway Stafford was there pretty quickly.