Postgame quotes: Boudreau not happy with Robidas hit on Perry

March, 10, 2012
3/10/12
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Here are some postgame quotes following the Dallas Stars’ 2-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks Saturday night at American Airlines Center.

Stars coach Glen Gulutzan

“Tonight wasn’t a Picasso, that’s what I told the guys – it was OK. To me, I thought our goalie looked like he wasn’t going to let anything in just looking at his body language. That gave us some confidence. I think we packed it in pretty tight around him as far as second shot opportunities. He made the ones he needed to.”

Gulutzan on Brenden Morrow’s first game back

“I thought early on he was getting his feet wet and then as he went he got better. Then he got in some penalty trouble, but what are you going to do. The puck went off his glove and over the glass. I thought it was a first good game for Brenden.”

Stars captain Brenden Morrow on his return

“It feels good. I was a little nervous to make sure it didn’t screw things up with the way the team was playing and rolling. Kari made sure I didn’t do that sitting in the penalty box three times.”

Morrow on his power play goal

“Those four-footers with an empty cage are pretty easy to hit some times. Jamie Benn made a great play to hit me backdoor with an empty net.”

Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen

“The last three weeks we’ve been playing real solid and everybody has been helping me out. I’ve been trying to do the same. It’s just fun when you can get wins. … With every win it gets more exciting. Guys are smiling and working hard. It’s just a great time of the year to be in it.”

Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau on the penalties against the Ducks

“The funny thing is if I say anything, it costs you $10,000. And if you don’t say anything, nothing gets done. It’s really a double-edged sword. I don’t know if anything gets done. I’d love to be able to get a report that says yes, it’s not good enough and this is the consequences but we never hear. If that penalty on Lehtonen by Getzlaf was a penalty, I’ll be a monkey’s uncle. If the Corey penalty wasn’t a five-minute penalty then I don’t know what is. He’s in the most vulnerable position, head first going into the boards and he’s getting a shove. Whether it’s a big shove or a little shove, it’s a shove of a defenseless person into the boards. I don’t know how many times I’ve heard that and you put your best player out in a game we had to win. I don’t know, even the Brookbank penalty. There was two guys battling. Why did they chew their guy? They’ve both equally done the same thing. I could go on and on. I said it in LA and I’m now sounding like a whining, little crier. It’s not good enough.”

Boudreau’s on Stephane Robidas’ hit on Corey Perry

“Of course, any hit that’s into the boards for a defenseless person, isn’t that one of the criteria? Even if he didn’t extend his arms, he pushed him or if he didn’t, he held him and pushed him and held his arm to where he couldn’t protect himself. That Robidas guy does it every game and we tell him. He gets away with murder all the time. And then he says well, I didn’t try to or didn’t mean to. It’s not good enough.”

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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