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Sunday, April 1, 2012
Postgame quotes

By Mark Stepneski

Here are some postgame quotes following the Dallas Stars’ 3-0 loss at San Jose Saturday night.

Stars coach Glen Gulutzan

“We needed to put more pucks on their net, create some more residual chances there. They had a lot of jump and did it to us. They got that one early and it kind of set us back. The early jump was kind of the difference.”

“We’ve got to move on. We’ve got a big game against this team Tuesday. Our fate is in our own hands, still, and at this juncture of the season that is what you have to focus on.”

Gulutzan on the 1-3-0 road trip

“I was a little bit worried about this game coming in. We’ve never been good in back-to-backs. The whole road trip, I was most disappointed with the Calgary game. We’d be sitting in a different situation in a winnable hockey game. But we are where we are and, like I said, we still control our own destiny. We don’t need someone to beat somebody else. We just need to win our last three games.”

Stars captain Brenden Morrow on what went wrong

“Pretty much everything.  Our start, for one thing. I think they doubled up on us in shots early in the game. We wanted to be disciplined and stay out of the penalty box. We didn’t do that. They made us pay on the power play. Playing with more desperation. Our backs are against the wall. It was kind of a must win for us and we didn’t get the start we needed.”

Stars defenseman Stephane Robidas

“We’ve just got to bounce back. We’ve got to learn from what we did wrong tonight. We’re playing the same team, so it should be fresh in our memory. It won’t be a different system, we know how they play and what they’re trying to do. It’s a good team, but it’s a team we can beat.”