Postgame quotes

March, 24, 2012
3/24/12
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Here are some postgame quotes following the Dallas Stars 4-1 victory over the Calgary Flames at American Airlines Center Saturday afternoon.

Stars coach Glen Gulutzan on the win

“Tonight our start got us a 2-0 lead and our goalie did the rest.”

Gulutzan on the play of goalie Kari Lehtonen

“I can’t say much more. We keep talking about elite. Just hope it keeps going. He just does the right things every day. He’s a great pro for us.”

Gulutzan on moving captain Brenden Morrow down the lineup

“Brenden has to do a lot to get game ready. The right thing to do is probably scale a couple of his minutes back just because of what he has to put himself through to be game ready. I talked to our captain a couple days ago about it, and he agreed. That’s why he’s our captain, what a professional guy he is.”

Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen, who stopped 35 of 36 shots

“That was fun. I felt I haven’t been my best the last three games, so it was nice to be able to help out and get some good saves. It’s just great to get two points.”

Lehtonen on the emotions of the team following the pre-game tribute to Karlis Skrastins

“That was hard, but it was also very nice. It was nice to see his family and it was pretty emotional. It was tough to start playing right away, but guys came out flying and got two goals. That was real nice.”

Stars forward Jamie Benn on the team’s quick start

“That was huge. That’s something we want to do, we want to see if teams are ready. We learned our lesson against Chicago when they came out and gave it to us in the first couple minutes. That’s what we want to do to teams.”

Flames captain Jarome Iginla

“We’re getting one goal a game and we had great scoring chances to get a lot more than that. Lehtonen played very well but we had great chances and they just didn’t go in for us. Guys played hard. Guys were physical. They obviously came out and had a good start. I thought we were able to get back into it and I thought we were going to find that tie. Then you have to take a few more chances the last five minutes and they capitalize and get an empty netter. It definitely stings. It’s a tough loss. Guys are all committed. It’s just been a real tough stretch as far as producing goals in front of Kipper (Miikka Kiprusoff) lately.”

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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