So I'm trying to figure out what RC is doing (Aren't we all?).
Last night, Lupul and Lapierre were benched for the whole 3rd period and OT. I know that they were on the ice when the Senators scored. However, McMillan was on too, yet he wasn't benched. Parros also didn't play at all in the third (punched to the face??). I just don't exactly understand the reasoning here. I know that RC wants to punish players for giving up goals, but I can tell you that Marchant and Sexton sure weren't doing anything out there either. I think Marchant's wrists are now encased in stone (it's going to eventually spread up to the elbows) and Sexton just continues to skate to the outside accomplishing nothing. If he's going to skate to the outside, he's got to beat guys on the outside. He also continues to just lose the puck along the boards because he's just too small to fend off defenders. And Beleskey wasn't very good either - tons of blue line turnovers.
I agree that the Senators should have never scored the goal that they did and the puck should have been cleared out, but it seems like a mighty short leash to put those players on. They didn't even have a chance to redeem themselves.