The leafs would have been easier to beat, but I think the habs can beat just about anyone not named Pittsburgh if we play our game. Finishing second insures that we don't face the pens until conference finals, giving us the best chance to avoid them completely should we go far.
Also, if we lose to the sens it will sting a lot less than if we had lost to the leafs.
Best thing about this game is that the Sens showed how beatable they are. It will all come down to goaltending and how much Karlsson can have an impact. I'm guessing Phillips was taken out for precaution, otherwise that is some seriously horrible luck.
I don't think the Sens aren't physical. They're the right kind of physical tbh. We just need to play smart. If our D plays like last game, they won't get too many great chances.