The Vancouver Canucks looked well on their way to securing a win Sunday against the Columbus Blue Jackets until disaster struck in the third period.

The Canucks, who were up 3-1 with under eight minutes to play, went on to lose the game 5-3, and captain Bo Horvat made his frustrations known postgame.

"If we want to win and make the playoffs, we have to be better than that," Horvat said. "Plain and simple. We were the better team for 52 minutes, but those last eight minutes killed us. It's unacceptable. We're upset."