Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Postgame quotes: 'The honeymoon is over'
By Mark Stepneski
Here are some quotes from the Dallas Stars and Florida Panthers after the Panthers beat the Stars 6-0 at American Airlines Center Tuesday night.
Stars coach Glen Gulutzan
"I just think the honeymoon is over. I think the honeymoon is over. You start off 11-3 and teams are prepared. They are prepared to play you, they watch you probably a little closer. I thought Florida did a really good job of pre-scouting us. You can have systems given to you from God above, but if you don't add work to those systems you are not going to win. We got severely outworked."
Stars captain Brenden Morrow
"This is the most embarrassing game we've had at home in quite some time, this season anyway. You look back, it's been nine periods where we've been outworked. There have been some periods in those games, five or ten minutes, where we've done some things well, but it's pretty simple - we've just been outworked these last few games."
Stars defenseman Stephane Robidas
"We got outworked and we didn't play our system. We lost too many one-on-one battles. They were on the puck, they did the little things right and they made us look really bad. It's pretty simple. We just got outworked tonight."
Florida coach Kevin Dineen
“I think we catch a team coming off the road for one. I think that is a legitimate thing. When teams come off the road, there’s something that makes it hard to come out. I don’t think there was a whole lot of oomph by their fan base, which this team definitely deserves with the season that they’re having. And I think we smelled some opportunity. They played a very complete game in all facets. I thought we were good in the neutral zone on both sides of the puck and obviously, Clem (Scott Clemmensen) was good.”
Florida center Stephen Weiss
"We weren’t super happy with our last game at home and we wanted to come out and jump on them early. We know they were coming home off a road trip. I don’t think they had their best game or best legs tonight and we were able to take advantage of that. It was a good night for us.”