"There are a lot of selfless players on our roster ... I think, to a man, if you asked the guys, they would rather win a game 1-0 than lose a game and get a hat trick. That's the type of guys we have in our room and that's the type of player you need to be successful."
-- Kevin Bieksa
Back-to-back six-game losses in the Western Conference semifinals, courtesy the
, will do that to one's psyche. While the results haven't sat well with the defenseman, Bieksa also feels lessons learned in those losses only will strengthen the group in its pursuit of the big trophy this season.
"Losing when you think you deserve better is a tough thing," Bieksa told NHL.com.
In Bieksa's first playoff run with the Canucks, in 2007, the club defeated Dallas in seven games before suffering a five-game setback to the eventual Stanley Cup champion
in the conference semifinals.