It's a miracle what a coaching change can do to your confidence.
Backstrom looks like Peter Forsberg out there.
it's not just confidence. It's using the highest skills of your highest skill players. AO's highest skill is his shot and power. Having him in the Brett Hull house draws attention and he doesn't have to control the puck. The attention he draws frees Green to move around while Backstrom and Nyls control the puck and cycle around the right side between them and Poti. That is the strength of those three. Confidence is there, but pulling the collective head out of their butt by bringing in an outside voice in BB is the main reason IMHO.