Postgame quotes

Here are some quotes from the Dallas Stars and Carolina Hurricanes after the Stars beat the Hurricanes 5-2 Sunday afternoon.

Stars coach Glen Gulutzan

“Guys are really working hard to want to get better. You have to remember that last year they missed the playoffs by two points. They’ve got something to prove. As a new coach it’s been easy going into that locker room when you’ve got 20 hungry guys. The seven new guys we’ve brought in have contributed to our character and, obviously, to all elements of our game. We’re a confident group right now and that’s half the battle.”

Stars forward Loui Eriksson

“It’s a really good start for us. It’s always fun to win and we needed to. It always fun to play with confidence like we are doing right now. This was a really good start to this road trip. We’ve just go to keep going.”

Carolina coach Paul Maurice

“It’s a physical man’s game and we tried to play on skill. It just wasn’t going to get it done for us. We were just soft on pucks all over the ice.” – Carolina coach Paul Maurice