Postgame quotes

February, 21, 2012
2/21/12
9:52
PM CT
Here are some postgame quotes after the Dallas Stars defeated the Montreal Canadiens 3-0 Tuesday night.

Stars forward Ryan Garbutt, who scored his first NHL goal

“It felt great out there, and after I got that goal it was a weight off my shoulders. I just started playing the game with my instincts, I guess.”

“I’ve just been doing what the coaches have been telling me – funnel the puck to the net. I am just using my linemates out there. I am playing with great linemates since I got here and they make it real easy on me. Just keep moving my feet and trying to put pucks on net.”

Stars center Mike Ribeiro, who scored a goal in his first game in Montreal since being traded to the Stars from the Canadiens in 2006

“I don’t celebrate like that usually. I was just excited. It took me a while to celebrate, to find out what to do. I just wanted to put my arms up. It was big goal for us and a big play by Trevor (Daley). Overall, it was a big game for us. We threw pucks at the net, kept the game simple, our PK did a great job and obviously our goaltender has to be there every night to give you chance to win.”

Stars coach Glen Gulutzan on Ryan Garbutt scoring his first NHL goal

“I was pretty happy for him and so were our guys. His father is here, too, so what a great thing for a young player who has worked his way up from the minors to the NHL and to score a goal here (in Montreal), what a thrill. He’s played well for us.”

Gulutzan on Mike Ribeiro’s goal

“It was a huge goal. You could see Ribby was as slick as ever tonight. He made some real nice plays and played a great two-way game. I was really happy for him to come back here in front of family and stuff and to do that is a big thing for anyone. It was nice that he got to go out there as the first star.”

Gulutzan on the Stars’ penalty kill, which was 4-4 in the game

“Kari Lehtonen helped in that regard. I thought we blocked some key shots. They got some shots through, but we cleaned up a lot of those rebounds and ones we didn’t, Kari did. That was the key for us tonight.”

Mark Stepneski

ESPNDallas.com
Mark Stepneski joined ESPNDallas.com in July 2010. A former news/special projects producer for KXAS-TV, he has run the Andrew's Dallas Stars Page website since 1997.

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