"It's not an excuse - teams play back to back all year," said Canucks forward Sam Gagner, whose team is 2-10-2 in its last 14 games. "We've done some good things, but obviously when you look at our record over the last couple of weeks, we have to find a way to push through. Tonight, we were a little soft on the puck at times and it ended up costing us. We've got to be better."
"I just wanted to settle it down and get him moving," Gagner said after scoring his fourth goal of the season off a feed from Alexander Edler. "I was actually preparing a little bit for the shootout and what I was going to do if I had a chance."