Gardiner is absolutely made of mental blocks right now for whatever reason. He just keeps making bad decisions on even the most basic stuff, and for a guy with his length of service there's just no excusing that stuff. Add in his personal history at TD Gardens and he was all but assured to be the one to screw up like that. I hate it for the guy, but he's just no getting it done and the situation actually seems to be getting worse over the last four or five games after appearing to stabilize a bit.What bothers me most about a brain fart like Gardiner on that play is you just can’t get cute in a scoreless game late, dump it in deep, he tries to deke out two Bruins while standing still and he knows he has no support. He did the same riverboat gambler bullshit in Toronto.
The concept of that line seems to be "and here is where I put three forwards that cannot score to save their ***"....Guys like Nino, Staal and Dzingel have to start providing more offense, really disappointing with how non-existent those three seem to be when it comes to providing secondary scoring for this team.