But teammate Braden Holtby called Backstrom "the heartbeat of our team," and Karl Alzner said: "There needs to be an iso-cam on him at all times because he does things that kind of make us shake our head on the bench."
"It just didn't feel like we were in there enough today," defenseman Karl Alzner said. "They played a pretty good game, and we didn't have enough to match it. It was probably a combination of things. We put a few at the net. We just didn't get them on the net."