Stars-Flames: Postgame quotes

Here are some postgame quotes following the Dallas Stars 4-3 loss to the Calgary Flames at American Airlines Center.

Stars coach Glen Gulutzan on the loss

“It’s very disappointing, very disappointing that we didn’t come out with two points here.”

Gulutzan on the third period

“It’s disappointing. We needed to be stronger in front of our net.”

Gulutzan on the status of defenseman Trevor Daley, who left the game late in the second

“He just has an upper body injury, so we are going to reassess him.”

Gulutzan on the status of goaltender Kari Lehtonen, and if he could back after seven days on IR

“We’re not sure yet. He’s a day-to-day guy. It could be sooner, it could be later. It doesn’t appear to be as bad, I think it is a day-to-day thing.”

Gulutzan on the play of Richard Bachman

“I thought he made some big saves. All three goals (in the third period) were rebound goals with no coverage.”

Stars captain Brenden Morrow  on the third period

“Just getting pucks deep. I think we made mistakes turning pucks over, giving them life. Two goals is a tough lead but when you aren’t doing the right things, making smart decisions with the puck, it turns back to haunt you real quick and that’s what happened to us in the third.”

Stars forward Reilly Smith on the third period

“It was just tough. They got a couple bounces and they carried momentum in the first 5-7 minutes. It’s tough to swallow when you’re going into the third period winning by two goals.”

Smith on giving up the two-goal lead in the game

“It’s very frustrating. With the big win in Vancouver, it’s kind of not worth it anymore because with those two points that we should have had tonight, we let them go.”

Calgary coach Bob Hartley

“We showed lots of character. I’m very proud of our players. We had a good talk after the second period. I told them if we want to build some foundation to be a playoff team, it’s games like this that we need to win. We were up 1-0. They score three on us. Then, we come back and we score three on them and it won’t always work. Those are good wins. We’re starting a two-game road trip. We’re heading to Phoenix with plenty of smiles.”

Calgary Joey MacDonald, who making his first NHL start in almost a year

“Yeah, it’s been a long time and it’s been frustrating, ups and downs, good days, bad days. But overall, I think taking it slow was the right thing to do. When I came here, Clint [Malarchuk]’s just been working on things, getting my conditioning and stuff up. Tonight 30 shots, I felt pretty good in there for not playing in a while.”

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