1-scrap this “roll out 4 fresh lines” approach; these are mostly young athletes, they can handle it. How is anybody supposed to get any momentum? Seems half the time players are switching, defense waiting behind the net patiently. Notice none of the following get less than 20 minutes a night: Point, Kucherov, Ovechkin, Kuznetsov, Bergeron, Marchand, Pasternak, Crosby. Get Matthews, Marner etc up to 21 minutes minimum, best teams play their best players (and most of the above are older to boot). 2-Fill forward roster spots 10,11,12 with two muscular hittters (like a Ryan Reeves) who can skate, let the third spot go to a penalty killer. Play them sparingly but rotate the two “muscles” in and out of the top 3 lines without warning. Should create an energy rush at least, but no more unanswered assaults by opponents (like the hit on Dermott or Lindgrenblast night). Use sparingly though. 3-Stack the power play and give them the full 2 minutes, so they avoid not building any momentum because they exit after 2 or 3 forays and one minute at that. Practice makes perfect. Sure this isn’t always feasible given some of the “stacked group” may have just finished a shift, but where possible. 4-Get a “bruiser” on defense, sacrifice one spot to clear the enemy at times. Even put him on the P.K. (if he’s mobile enough) to clear the opponents front net presence. Sorry Leafs, I love you dearly but as is I don’t believe this is a playoff team, it’s a wonderful talented team during the regular season, but can’t just have the “stick check skate by’s.