Postgame quotes

Here are some postgame quotes following the Dallas Stars 4-3 shootout loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday night at American Airlines Center.

Stars coach Glen Gulutzan

“I thought it was a really good hockey game. Both teams played hard and well. Unfortunately we couldn’t get the extra point.”

Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski

“It was good, the building the fans were really into it, you could feel it. It was kind of a back-and-forth game with the score and it was a fun game to be a part of there. We couldn’t pull it out in the end, but we’ll take our point and move on.”

Stars forward Jamie Benn

“I thought we played pretty good. I think we outplayed them 5-on-5, we just took too many penalties and we had our chance to win there in overtime on the power play and didn’t get it done.”

Stars forward Eric Nystrom on his hit on Pittsburgh defenseman Kris Letang

“I’m coming in on the forecheck, I am going in to play the man and he is reaching in for the puck. I didn’t even touch his head, I hit him shoulder-to-shoulder. I had four minor penalties coming into this game, I am not a headhunter.”

Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma on the status of Kris Letang and what he thought of the hit

“Kris Letang is upper body and day-to-day at this point. It’s a hit along the boards, reaching for the puck. I have not seen the replay on it. I know 24 traveled the distance to go into make the hit.”

Pittsburgh center Jordan Staal on the game

“They’re a tough team. They definitely played a hard game. We were down for a while there and our power play wasn’t quite getting us the goals. We got a couple of big even strength goals and found a way to win it.”