Postgame quotes: 'We were outworked'

Stars coach Glen Gulutzan on the game

“We weren’t very good again. Even with a real good goalie performance, we got outworked by a team that played last night.”

“If you put up 45 shots and lost 2-1 against an outstanding goaltender, you’ve got to live with those. But if you get outplayed and outworked and your goaltender stands on his head to keep it close, I’ve got a big problem with that.”

“A turnover, almost the same play from two nights ago, cost us a goal and made it 2-1. That’s it, that’s all they need. They know who they are.”

“We do and we don’t (know who we are) at times. We do and we don’t. We haven’t played well since the break. We’ve to get going. Record aside, whatever it was, three wins in the last four or two of the last three, we need to be better. That’s not asking too much, that’s reality.”

Stars defenseman Sheldon Souray

“Awful. Atrocious. We’ve gotten by on a real good goaltender in our last three or four games, and it’s just not good enough. We can talk about it, try to figure it out, point the finger, but as a whole we’ve really been letting each other down the last three or four games, especially with how important this stretch of games is and what it means.”

Stars defenseman Stephane Robidas

“Our game plan was to play hard, play physical against that team because they played last night. We didn’t do a good job of that. We lost a lot of one-on-one battles. When you lose those you always end up on the wrong side, and that’s exactly what happened tonight. They played a simple game. It was right there for us, but it comes right back to the work ethic.”

Coyotes coach Dave Tippett

“That’s three games we’ve played how we want to play or how we have to play. We’ve got a lot of people really committed into doing things that make you win hockey games. We had two good games against San Jose and Detroit. We come in here on a back-to-back, I give our guys a lot of credit. They competed hard. They did a lot of little things right that make you win games.”

“Well, what we’re doing is we wanted to push back. We knew that they were going to try to come at us hard because of the back-to-back and we wanted to push back. Coming out of the first period up 1-0, that was a good push back.”