David Backes on Vladimir Tarasenko (2 goals Tuesday): "I don't know how he shoots the puck like that. I wish he'd tell me his secret. ... It just flies off his stick and it's got a way of finding holes in the net."
Backes, on ending up shorthanded after the Crawford-Fabbri fight. "I gotta work on my negotiating skills. ... One of those things where we can come unraveled and fold, but instead we stick to the game plan."
Fabbri on his fight with Crawford: "I tried to fall away from him but I guess he didn't like that. [I was] a little surprised there at first. We got into a little jousting match there. That's playoff hockey, a lot of emotions flying around. ... There's not much I can do there [once the fight starts], just try to protect myself."