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Friday, January 13, 2012
Postgame quotes

By Mark Stepneski

Here are some postgame quotes from the Dallas Stars following their 5-4 shootout victory over the Los Angeles Kings Thursday night.

Stars coach Glen Gulutzan

“I thought it was a tremendous hockey game tonight, maybe not for the coaches but for the fans. It was exciting, it was fast through 65 full minutes.”

Gulutzan on Stars captain Brenden Morrow’ hit on Kings forward Anze Kopitar

“We watched it in slow motion and in my mind it was a clean hit. He fell very awkward. I hope he is OK. I don’t know the extent of anything there. He fell awkwardly into the boards. I don’t think anything will come of it, but that is for the league to decide.”

Gulutzan on Lehtonen getting injured during a scramble in front of the net late in OT

“He was hurt in that goal mouth pileup, but he is going to be fine.”

Stars forward Loui Eriksson

“Of course it was an important win for us. It’s always a tight game against L.A. I thought we came back there pretty good and finally won the game. It was two big points for us. … It was really intense out there. We took too many penalties, but we found a way to stick with it.”

Stars forward Eric Nystrom

“There was some great intensity in the game. Guys were moving their feet and skating well. That’s a big rival for us and if you can’t get up for a game like that, you are playing the wrong sport. It was great energy with the guys and a huge win for us.”