Canucks scorers go on hiatus in Columbus; Tortorella says team's high shot count is "deceiving"
The Vancouver Canucks fired 38 shots at the Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Curtis McElhinney, but only scored once on their way to a 3-1 loss.
After two periods, the game was tied 1-1 on goals by Blue Jackets forward Marian Gaborik and Canucks captain Henrik Sedin.
A missed pinch by Canucks defender Chris Tanev led to the go-ahead goal by R.J. Umberger at 11:14 of the third period.
Ryan Johansen put the game away for the Blue Jackets with an empty-netter with 27 seconds remaining.
Canucks goalie Eddie Lack looked sharp in his second start of the season, turning aside 26 shots.
But his teammates' inability to score prevented him from collecting a second win in his rookie season.
Canucks coach John Tortorella said after the game that his team's high shot count shouldn't fool people, saying that's "deceiving".
He also told reporters that his team gave Columbus a chance to win the game.
"You could see it; we were just kind of waiting," he said.
On the upside, Tortorella said the Canucks came out of their own end well.
In four of their 10 games, the Canucks have scored a single goal, including tonight's match in Columbus.
They lost all four of those games.