(AP) -- The Vancouver Canucks opened with three wins over the bottom teams in the Western Conference from a season ago. Their first game against a playoff club didn't go quite as well.
The Canucks head out on a three-game road trip against teams fresh off postseason appearances, beginning Tuesday night against the Dallas Stars.
After winning in Calgary and beating Edmonton twice, the Canucks suffered Saturday's 4-2 home loss to Tampa Bay. Chris Higgins and Alexander Edler scored their first goals, and focus now shifts to bouncing back from their first loss under coach Willie Desjardins.