Here are some postgame quotes following the Colorado Avalanche's 3-0 victory over the Dallas Stars Friday night.
Stars coach Glen Gulutzan
“I think we did some better things. I think the discouraging thing is that we are not winning any of our individual battles. We were working hard up ice. I thought we did a lot better job in the neutral zone, some of the things we worked on. But if you’re not going to win your own one-on-one battles then there is really nothing you can do. You have to win battles, get to pucks, hold them and start cycles. It seems that if we get a puck chipped into our end on the forecheck, they keep it in for 30 seconds. We chip one in their end, get on it and we’re in there for five. You can’t have it going that way all the time. I think each guy’s battle level has to come up.”
Stars captain Brenden Morrow
“We’ve just got to throw pucks at the net. We need some dirty goals and we need some luck to go our way. This was a big improvement from the previous two or three games, so we’re gaining on it. It wasn’t our game.”
Avalanche goalie J-S Giguere
“We’ve been playing hard lately and not been getting much success. We did a lot of good things tonight. We shot a lot of pucks, our power play came through at the end, we stayed disciplined and we played well defensively. It was the type of game we have to play at home.”