Postgame quotes

Here are some postgame quotes following the Dallas Stars 3-2 shootout win over the Calgary Flames on Sunday.

Stars coach Glen Gulutzan

“Every point is important. You can see the parity out there between the two teams. It’s going to come down to that last week, so you’ve got to gather what you can.”

Gulutzan on the play of Kari Lehtonen

“I thought that between (Kari Lehtonen) and Loui Eriksson, they were the two best players on the ice for us. He made a huge save there on (Olli) Jokinen with about five minutes left in front of the net, and I thought that he was big in the shootout. You had two great goaltenders playing against each other.”

Gulutzan on the Stars special teams, which scored a power play goal and shorthanded goal and was 3-3 on the penalty kill

“That’s been an emphasis for us down the stretch. With 16 games left you have to have good specialty teams. Paul Jerrard has done a real good job with our PK.”

Stars forward Loui Eriksson

“We know how big these points are and today we got two more valuable points. We know Calgary is behind us and it we needed a big win today. We got it.”

Flames forward Alex Tanguay

“It’s frustrating not to get the two points. In the shootout it’s often 50-50. They scored and we didn’t.”