“I didn’t think we were very good in our own end with the puck. We had all kinds of opportunities on their first and third goals, to get it out. It really started with icings. We iced it. We ended up getting hemmed in but we had the puck on our stick and fumbled it. Then we overcommitted to the board play on the winning goal.”
We’ve got to be a lot better with the puck under pressure when the game is on the line. We made too many errors with the puck and it cost us
Most of the team sucks at passing.
So what is done not playing the best lineup for puck possession and moving the puck out of their own zone. Which is why it was a waste for the team to acquire anyone.
So let's say on defense.
1st goal against (Methot and Johns) and 3rd goal against (Hamhuis and Pateryn) but Pateryn was terrible on that. 3 of those 4 struggle with moving the puck of their own zone.
Either way hopefully there's 7 more games left until Hitchcock retires. Entire season was wasted because of the refusal to play the best puck possession lineup. Not that this team would have won the cup.
The NHL is all about speed, passing, puck possession and playing younger players. Developing those young players so they can help out, putting them in the right positions to succeed, not forcing them to change the style of play.