On whether the game was decided by a hot goalie or deeper issues:
“It seemed like he was on his game, but it’s not an excuse, for sure. We have to throw some more bodies in front, even some more shots. We had some opportunities that I thought we passed up passing around. We could have done a better job.”

On needing a “greasy” goal:
“The way the game has gone, they got a greasy one. It went off I think it was Drew’s leg, and the other one was a rush against that we shouldn’t give up. But that’s just the way the game went. They got the first bounce, but again, it’s not an excuse. We should have gotten the job done before then.”

On Dallas’ first goal:
“I thought we were in their zone for quite a bit, and then the way the play developed, I got caught stopping on our blue line. He went around me, and I just wasn’t able to get back in time.”

On the frustration of heavily outshooting an opponent and coming up empty:
“It is what it is. We’ve been outshot before and won the game. It’s a bit frustrating, but we don’t have time to mope and whine around here. We’ve got to get back at it tomorrow and Saturday’s a new game.”

On Saturday’s game versus Vancouver:
“We know what we’re getting in Vancouver. It’s going to be a hard game., It’s going to be physical, and we’re going to have to get ready for it.”

On whether it’s important to end the home-heavy stretch with a win:
“Yeah, for sure. It’s always nice to get a win before you go on the road, especially on the pretty long road trip that we’re going on. We’re going to throw everything in it to get ready to be prepared for Saturday.”

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