Postgame quotes

Here are some postgame quotes following the Dallas Stars’ 3-2 shootout loss to the Buffalo Sabres Friday night.

Stars coach Glen Gulutzan

“We played a good game. We didn’t give them much. Didn’t give them much in the third. … I thought right from the beginning we managed our game pretty good and limited their chances. We did what we wanted to do defensively. It came down to the last minute and they had to pull their goalie. Those things happen in the league. I’m sure we’ll look at the last minute, but the shot gets through, it gets through to the guy on the backside – they’ve got an extra guy – and they get a bounce. That’s just the way it is.”

Stars forward Michael Ryder

“I think we played a pretty good game overall. I think we maybe sat back a little too much in the third and gave them some momentum. I think we had only three shots. It’s a big point for us, but we would have liked to get two. Give those guys credit, they came at us hard and managed to tie up in the last minute and they won in a shootout. Overall, we had a good game. It’s just a matter of us sticking to the game plan in the third.”

Stars forward Tomas Vincour

“Obviously we were looking for two points and we were close. We had a good game and we’ll take the one point and we’ve to get ready for Sunday.”

“He (Kari Lehtonen) was unbelievable. He made a huge save in overtime. He has been really good for us. We have to build on him and start winning some games.”