They did well-- and WERE LUCKY-- to get the one point. Yes. Lucky. Hell, like I said... They were lucky it wasn't 7-2.
But, I guess if you want to think that a 7th place team, playing a 2nd place team on the road, can sit out it's 4 top players and have the same chance of winning that they would normally have... Now, that totally makes sense.
And, I don't care if Conacher honestly believed he could have dressed the Pat C's and still won... He would have had a better chance with his best lineup. And, any less was conceding something. Which he did. For whatever reason(s).