I don't think it's lighting a fire or lack of effort. I think they've gotten to the point where they're all over-trying. The forwards are getting caught up in the zone because of overpursuit.
Ribeiro tried to do too much instead of chip it in. Robidas tried to make the big play instead of the simple one. Fistric thought himself right out of his play.
I think Zubov coming back should (oh please oh please) fix many of the problems that ail them, just cause he's so damn calm and it rubs off on everyone.
It's the lack of concentration that irks me. The Stars are making a defensemen change and Ribeiro has the puck. There's someone in front of him. He can do two things, either hold up at the line or dump it in. What does he do? Basically hands the puck directly to the Hawk and they go on an odd man rush and score. Overpursuit and poor coverage are on the coaches after 11 games of straight crap. If this team needs to nurse a lead to get a win, then they'll lose many games this season and do nothing in the postseason.