Stars-Ducks: Postgame quotes

Here are some postgame quotes following the Dallas Stars’ 4-0 loss to the Anaheim Ducks at American Airlines Center Monday night.

Stars coach Glen Gulutzan on the team’s start

“We came out hungry. I thought we had some real good chances, we just didn’t capitalize and I thought their goalie made some real good saves.”

Gulutzan on the second period, when the Ducks outscored the Stars 3-0

“I thought in the second period we were fine until they scored their power play goal. I thought that took a little life out of us. We couldn’t get any on our power play and sometimes that takes some life out of you. We had some good chances, it never went. We had some good zone time, it never went. I didn’t think our second period was terrible. We lost a battle and they got a little bit of a fortuitous bounce, but  they worked for it. Once it is 2-0, they can put the squeeze on you.”

On if the team responded the way he hoped after his harsh comments following Sunday’s game

“Yeah, obviously the result isn’t what you want. We didn’t lose, we got beat. We had enough there – if we had capitalized – to win.”

Stars forward Jamie Benn on the loss

“It’s disappointing. 14 games or whatever it is left, there are no bigger points than the game you are playing. We came out with none, so it is a pretty crummy feeling.”

Stars defenseman Stephane Robidas on the second period

“I took a bad penalty and they scored on it. It kind of put them back in the game. After that, I had (Corey) Perry, I let him go and he scores second goal to make it 2-0.  It kind of gave them momentum after that. It’s very disappointing.”

Ducks forward Bobby Ryan

“Well, I think we set out to make this trip a good week by winning this game and grabbing a lot of points on the road. So I think we did a lot of good things tonight. The guys were committed to the overall 60-minute effort. When you survive the first period when they had a little momentum there, Viktor made some saves there that helped us get through that and we rolled from there.”

Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau on Viktor Fasth’s save on Jamie Benn late in the first

“He made big saves. We weren’t perfect tonight. We had breakdowns and I think all Viktor did was frustrate that team. I’ve been on that end. Whether it’s a player or a coach and he’s stopping everything that you’re throwing at him. You just sit there and your shoulders drop. That was the big thing. We didn’t want them to get one because we thought that would really energize them and Viktor held the door and did that, especially at the end of the first, which would have given them a 1-0 lead going into the second and it might have been a whole different story.”

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