Offsides: I don’t know if there’s an easy fix. The idea of making it a ‘breaking the plane’ of the blueline would help, but it would still allow for ticky-tack challenges, slow the game, all that bad stuff.
A two-day rest (Panthers don’t play again until Wednesday) should help Luongo, but Florida’s veteran lineup (44-year-old Jagr has no points in 3 games) is being tested for the first time in the playoffs.
Back to Anaheim for a second: Boston has chosen to stick with Claude Julien. Anaheim’s Bruce Boudreau appears to be on the hottest seat down 2-0. How wise it is to change coaches for the sake of changing coaches?