There are no moral points handed out in the NHL playoffs, but things have been so bleak lately for the Ottawa Senators, you have to take something good from their performance in Game 2.
Goaltender Martin Gerber was heroic in goal for them, facing 53 shots on goal. His goaltending was a foundation that they can build on - something they haven't had in a while.
The Senators also had their game face on and the grit was back. The guys that were supplying that grit were on grind line with Dean McAmmond, Chris Neil and Shean Donovan. They generated a goal in Ottawa's 5-3 loss. Youngster Cody Bass - a fourth liner - also got his nose dirty in the game and scored a goal.
It's about time that the Ottawa Senators showed some heart and character in this series. They were down 3-0 in Game 2 and came back to make a game of it thanks to their foot soldiers and goaltender.
So where did the 'big boys' go?
The tandem of Jason Spezza and Dany Heatley struggled. All Heatley had to show for the game was one power play assist, while Spezza was held goal-less and has gone seven straight postseason games without finiding the net.
Spezza only played 14 minutes on Friday night, and that may have been injury-induced after suffering a tweak from trying to make a hit.
But either way, all the focus will be on Heatley and Spezza as this series heads back to Ottawa. They're not generating any offence so far, even on the power play.