While the game was MUCH closer than the score indicates, I'll be the first to admit that was by far our best game since before the deadline.
Agreed, the Lightning hit several posts and missed one or two open nets that I recall. Game could've gone either way, but if we continue to play like we did today, at least we give ourselves a chance to win each game.
An already clinched Montreal without Pacioretty. Those are absolutely winnable games for us. Pittsburgh on the other hand is in free fall right now and is still missing Malkin and Letang. It's Pittsburgh and maybe even Boston (depending how they play their third last game) that is in deep trouble, not us.
I'll be watching the Boston / Washington game tomorrow night. I'd love to see either Boston or Pittsburgh miss and have Ottawa get in.