"Possession to start is huge," Johansen said. "That's all that matters. We played our butts off and they played their butts off. It came down to a mistake like that and that should be addressed because that's not fair. (Ryan) O'Reilly is an unbelievable faceoff guy, and I just want it to be fair. It's too bad it ended like that."
"Pekka kept us in that game, but our first 40 minutes were just not good enough," Predators center Ryan Johansen said. "The good thing is we are right back at it tomorrow against the same team, and the work we brought in the third period is what we need tomorrow for the whole game."