'“We played a hard game, a little taxed on defense, but I thought we battled to the bitter end. It was a big effort for us,'' Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff said. “They made a mistake … and I look down [at the Lightning bench] and you could see that [Tortorella] is just livid. It wasn't the start they wanted. It's tough when you get behind. The road team can frustrate the hell out of a home team.'''