I blame Pat Ferschweiler for the loss. And Ken Holland, indirectly, for not firing Pat Ferschweiler long ago when he proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that he sucks terribly large buffalo testicles at his job.
We need to simplify the powerplay. Put two players on the point. Do lots of one-timers. Put a man in front to screen the goalie. Stop trying to make the fancy play. Don't wait until the goalie and shot blockers are set before shooting.
This PP should be ashamed. It's an embarrassment every single time they get on the ice.
Its the system we have set up. Theres no pressure down low and we only cycle towards the blue line, even if we get a shot off its from the point and we don't even have any shooters there. PP coach straight up needs to be fired. I've never played competitive hockey and I can see what needs to happen.
If were lucky enough to get the puck down low the PP is too spread out so theres no separation and they cant make cross ice passes. They need to take a page out of Washingtons PP and have 3 guys on one side of the ice and set up a one timer in the slot on the other side. We could put Green, Pulkinnen, Dats, Tats, even Richards there.