Postgame quotes

Here are some quotes following the Dallas Stars’ 5-3 loss at St. Louis Monday night.

Stars coach Glen Gulutzan on the loss

“Coming on the road against a good defensive club we needed to put more pucks on the net. Our specialty teams need to be better. Our power play needs to be better. Their PK generated more shots than our power play and they scored two power play goals. It’s hard to win on the road, especially against this type of club, if your specialty teams aren’t good. “

Gulutzan on the play of goaltender Richard Bachman

“There’s no question a couple of those goals he wishes he had back. Even when he got set in the second period, he made some huge saves and we just didn’t respond. We got hemmed in our own end trying to kill a penalty and we could have got the puck out twice. You don’t want to let anybody off the hook, everybody has jobs to do. Some nights when your goalie maybe isn’t as good you’ve got to get it from somewhere else and we didn’t get it from those other areas.”

Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski

“I think we got outbattled a little bit tonight. They seemed to have an extra step all night. That’s pretty much it. They came pretty hard and were able to establish their game better than we were ours.”

Stars forward Eric Nystrom

“It was a grind it out game. We’ve been giving up far too many goals on the PK lately. We’ve been winning, so it hasn’t been glaring. Tonight they scored a couple on the PP. … They played hard tonight and had that extra edge tonight.”