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Saturday, November 26, 2011
Postgame quotes

By Mark Stepneski

Here are some quotes from the Dallas Stars after their 3-0 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes, a game in which they lost Kari Lehtonen (groin), Trevor Daley (back) and Vernon Fiddler (groin) to injuries.

Stars coach Glen Gulutzan on how the team responded to the injuries

“I don’t think we responded great. I am not taking anything away from Phoenix. They outplayed us tonight, no question. But I thought there was a little window of opportunity if we had some kind of jump that we could have pushed this game as a good road game and kept it 1-0 or 0-0 for a while. We didn’t get a call early and after that we didn’t respond with any life or any enthusiasm. We just let them take the game to us.”

Stars defenseman Stephane Robidas on dealing with the injuries

“Stick with the process. You keep doing the little things. When things get hard there are two ways to react to it, you can either fold and you try to find excuses or you take up to the challenge. Everybody has to step up their game. It’s an opportunity for some guys to show what they can do.”

Stars goaltender Andrew Raycroft on the possibility of filling in for the injured Kari Lehtonen

“I am not sure where he’s at, but obviously he doesn’t feel great right now. I’ve been a starter in the league and, to be honest, feel more comfortable with it most of the time. You can get into a bit of a rhythm. I don’t know how it’s going to play out, but it looks like I’ll get a couple games in a row. It will be nice to feel a rhythm and just kind of get the pace of play down and get better reads. I am looking forward to that.”