VANCOUVER - Winger Mikael Samuelsson wasn't pleased about being dropped to the fourth line part way through Tuesday night's 2-1 shootout win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
"I don't want to say anything, but I got pissed off, for sure," said Samuelsson, who was dropped down to skate with Maxim Lapierre and Tanner Glass, while Jeff Tambellini was moved up to skate with Mason Raymond and Ryan Kesler on Vancouver's second line.
Coach Alain Vigneault wasn't making any apologies Wednesday.
"It was a simple decision of reading your team," he said. "I put Tambellini up with Mason and Kes and that was the best that they had played throughout the game. It's just the way it is.
"Everybody knows he (Samuelsson) has been playing consistently real well, but he had a couple of off shifts and I decided to make some adjustments."
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