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Friday, December 16, 2011
Postgame quotes

By Mark Stepneski

Here are some quotes following the Dallas Stars’ 6-3 loss to the New Jersey Devils Friday night.

Stars coach Glen Gulutzan

“The blue lines are huge in hockey and you can’t turn pucks over there, especially with Kovalchuk’s line out and the way they are playing. I think they had a better feel of how the game needed to be played tonight, they put pucks to our net, capitalized on our turnovers and they got some good saves from their goalie, too.”

Stars captain Brenden Morrow on the costly turnovers

“It’s something we always talk about. We want to win the blue lines. They are like a lot of teams, they are good on transition. When you give Parise, Kovalchuk and Elias time and space with those turnovers they are going to make you pay. We didn’t learn from our mistakes early and they just kept adding up. It was too much to overcome.”

Stars forward Michael Ryder on the 3-2-0 road trip

“I think we had a pretty good road trip. We’re pretty excited, but tonight was a little disappointing and we’ve got to learn from it. We’ve got to move on and get ready for our next game.”