Stars-Blackhawks: Postgame quotes

Here are some postgame quotes following the Dallas Stars’ 3-2 overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks Thursday night at American Airlines Center.

Stars coach Glen Gulutzan

“Systematically there wasn’t much wrong. If you lose one-on-one battles all night then you are going to be on the wrong end of things, and if you turn the puck over all night you are going to be on the wrong end of things. That’s what we did.”

Gulutzan on the 41 shots against

“Lost battles and turnovers.”

Gulutzan on the seven power plays against

“Those are a byproduct of lost battles and turnovers. “

Gulutzan on the play of goaltender Kari Lehtonen

“Unbelievable. The only reason we got a point was because of him.”

Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski

“We really didn¹t deserve to be in the game, probably from the puck drop, other than short spurts. We basically got a point because of [Kari Lehtonen] tonight.”

Stars defenseman Stephane Robidas

“Well if Kari isn’t there, there is no game tonight. There’s no chance we get a point, we just got lucky that we hung in there for that long. We’ve just got to tighten up defensively. We gave up a lot of shots so far and our goalies have been very good but you can’t play like that all the time. We didn’t get much offensively. We didn’t create much. We gave up a lot and that’s not a good recipe.”

Robidas on the signing of Jamie Benn to a five-year contract

“It’s really good news. He’s a big part of our team. It wasn’t a distraction for us but it’s good that now he’s with us and we’re just happy to have him back and hopefully we’ll have him back soon.”

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville

“We liked our team game throughout. Down 2-0, really didn’t change our approach, got a fortunate bounce on the goal (by Patrick Sharp). Great shot by Jonny  (Toews) to equalize it. Power play I thought was efficient. Our team game … I thought it was an efficient team game.”

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