"We're right in the race with Ottawa right now," Florida center Aleksander Barkov said. "We need to win these close games. We played well but that's not enough."
"We got our chance back to get in the playoffs on that road trip and now we just lost two in a row at home and it's not good," Barkov said. "We had a lot of chances to score, but we need to tighten up our defensive game and play the same way we play on the road."