Tuesday, January 17, 2012
By Mark Stepneski
Here are some postgame quotes from the Dallas Stars and Detroit Red Wings after the Red Wings beat the Stars 3-2 in a shootout Tuesday night at American Airlines Center.
Stars coach Glen Gulutzan on the game
“You don’t want to give up points in your own building, but I have to judge everything by work ethic and if you look at these last two nights, we put in the work. Did we get the result? No. Did we put in the effort? Yes, both nights. That’s the positive for our group. When you put in that effort you’ve got to get points and we did tonight.”
Stars forward Loui Eriksson on playing against St. Louis and Detroit in back-to-back games
“It’s a challenge to win against those teams; they have been playing really well. Too bad we didn’t win, but at least we got one point today. I thought we played really well again today. It was probably the best back-to-back game we’ve had this season. We just have to keep working.”
Stars captain Brenden Morrow on getting one point in the game
“We did get a point and it’s better than nothing. Our last three games I’d like to say we’ve worked real hard and we’ve gotten one point out of a possible six. That’s not going to be playing us hockey in April and May. That’s the ultimate goal. We’ve got to just keep sticking with it. With a depleted lineup – our two big centermen out – this is the way we are going to have to play. We’re going to have to scratch and claw for 60 minutes and hope for breaks. We didn’t get them tonight and we didn’t get them last night. If we keep doing these things we’re doing, they’ll eventually come.
Red Wings coach Mike Babcock
“I knew in general the kind of game it was going to be. You have to give them a lot of credit, two nights in a row they really checked and battled hard. Gully had them organized and competing. Any time you’re missing your two best centers, that’s what you’ve got to do. They got good saves in the second half of the game out of their goaltender. Both teams played last night and traveling in late, that’s what you get. It was good for Conks (goalie Ty Conklin) because he hasn’t done a ton of winning this year, so good for him to get a win.”