Monday, January 16, 2012
By Mark Stepneski
Here are some postgame quotes after the Dallas Stars lost 1-0 to the St. Louis Blues Monday night.
Coach Glen Gulutzan
“We got into a position to have some success. We got it into a next goal wins game and it just wasn’t us that got it. I thought we battled hard.
Gulutzan on the new line combinations
“I liked the work ethic. We didn’t create a whole ton, but we worked hard and, for the most part, we were fairly stingy.”
Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen
“We knew it was going to be a tight game against this team. They play a lot of low scoring games. When we went to the third period we felt pretty good about our game. They kind of took it to the next level, they got the one goal and it was enough today.”
Stars forward Adam Burish
“I thought we were pretty good tonight. We talked about keeping it simple, nobody trying to do too much and everybody pulling their end. I think we did that. A 0-0 game coming in is what we expected and wanted to play. We were one shot away. Give St. Louis credit. That’s a good hockey team. But that is the kind of game going forward, with the injuries we have and what we’re going through, that’s how we have to play. I think overall we can be positive about it.”
St. Louis coach Ken Hitchcock
“This was one of those find a way games. Dallas came with a definitive game plan. They checked us hard. There wasn’t a lot of easy ice out there. It was a gritty game by both teams. I thought we gutted it out and played a hell of a third period. “