Postgame quotes

Here are some postgame quotes after the Dallas Stars defeated the Nashville Predators 4-1 Thursday night.

Stars coach Glen Gulutzan on the play of Mike Ribeiro, who scored two goals

“Some of that elusiveness you saw tonight was on display. I thought his compete level was real high. It was a great game. He came back after losing some teeth and getting stitches and he’s diving to block shots. I really liked his game. Some fantastic moves.”

Gulutzan on the damage to Ribeiro, who was hit in the face by a puck

"He's not as good looking as he was before. He's lost some teeth and he's got some stitches in his mouth. We’re just thankful it wasn’t a broken jaw or something like that.”

Stars defenseman Stephane Robidas on Ribeiro’s play

“It was pretty gritty. I don’t know if people noticed, but he went down to block Shea Weber’s shot late in the third period. We’re up 4-1 and there’s two minutes to go. … He showed a lot of courage. He came back and played a really good game. He’s a big piece of our team. “

Robidas on the victory

“If you look at our game tonight it was a pretty solid win. It’s a tough team to play. There are not too many teams that come in that building and win. It’s a tough team to play against and you ask anybody, it could be one of the toughest teams to play against. We knew what we had to bring.”

Stars forward Jamie Benn on Steve Ott, who hit a couple posts in the game

“I think Steve Ott was making some music out there for us. He had those three breakaways and two rung off the post pretty big. We’re going to have to work on that with him.”

Predators coach Barry Trotz

“They tracked well and we just didn’t have enough push. We weren’t sharp. It was a self-inflicted four goals. That’s how I look at it.”