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Saturday, February 4, 2012
Postgame quotes

By Mark Stepneski

Here are some postgame quotes following the Dallas Stars 2-1 shootout victory over the Minnesota Wild Saturday night.

Stars coach Glen Gulutzan

“We relied on our goalie a lot. We have to be better. I’m ecstatic about the two points and it’s going to help us, but we have a different level we need to get to.”

Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen on the game

“It was a nice, tight game. They got a few chances, I made some saves and was lucky a couple times. I think our penalty kill was really good, too. That helped us. Overall, it was a fun game for me, lots of shots and two points at the end.”

Stars forward Eric Nystrom on special teams play

“The power play has scored in three straight games, which is huge. Before that we were struggling a little bit. This is a good time for them to get confident. They scored some big goals for us, like tonight. It was our only goal we got and that’s huge. The penalty killing, same thing. It had a big stop in overtime by some guys making some gutsy plays and battling hard as they could. That’s a big difference for us and special teams is so key.”

Wild coach Mike Yeo on the game

“That was a good game. Both teams played well. It was fast. It was hard hitting. Especially five-on-five, I thought we were really strong. So it’s a shame to not come out of here with two points, but still a lot of positives.”