McLellan kept both defenseman Brent Burns and forward Scott Gomez out of the lineup for the first time since each was added to the roster.
In both cases, the coach said, it was a combination of both health and their recent play to one degree or another. For Burns, who was activated last week, it was a case of having to play three games in four nights, "but also his play wasn't very good in Columbus," McLellan said.
I won't lie. I'm glad they lost when they leave their best option on D out of the lineup.