On the hardest part of the 3-1 loss:
Couldn’t put the puck in the net until late in the game. I think we did a lot of good things, we just couldn’t finish it.
On the challenging look at the standings:
The best part of this game, we play again tomorrow. If we win tomorrow night, then you’re going to say that it looks good again. One way or the other.
On whether the team didn’t create enough scoring chances:
I think we had 21 shots in the second period. They had a one-foot tap in and we didn’t until we pulled the goalie. You’ve got to get your nose in there around that blue paint. I’ve said it lots. Once in a while it hits you in the ass and it goes in, once in a while you get poked in the nose and you bang it in, just like Perron did.
On whether he “scratches [his] head” over the team’s inability to score five-on-five:
No. I mean, we had a lot of guys in the lineup that don’t have a goal this year, so I don’t really scratch my head over it.