The B's are 5-6 against the other top teams in the NHL which I consider to be the following (not in any particular order):
They've been outscored 27-23 which isn't a bad differential really considering you are one game under .500 in this scenario. They've managed a GF of about 2 but have a GAA of 2.45 in these games. Other than the 5-2 loss against the Ducks and the 2-0 shutout against Colorado, every other loss was 3-2. They have one shutout of their own against Jumbo Joe et al. They've played well in pretty much all these games. Rask was not at his best for some of these losses if I remember correctly but overasll played well. They were victimized by a couple of freakish goals too.
This 11 game sample leaves me with the impression that they are just a smidge below where they need to be to bring the cup back home. What do you think?