Postgame quotes

Here are some postgame quotes following the Dallas Stars’ 4-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks at American Airlines Center on Friday night.

Stars coach Glen Gulutzan

“It wasn’t our best game, but for 56 minutes we were OK playing against a good hockey club. Two minutes in the first and two minutes in the third put us to bed.”

Gulutzan on Kari Lehtonen’s performance

“Not his best game, but he didn’t have a chance on a couple of those either. That’s the way it goes. He’ll be back.”

Stars forward Jamie Benn

“You don’t want to start a game like that. We put ourselves in a hole three or four minutes in and you never want to do that against a good team like Chicago.”

“I think we’ve shied away from our game a bit. We need to get pucks deep, we need to play a simple game and win the blue lines. We can’t shootout ourselves in the foot with bad starts.”

Stars captain Brenden Morrow on the team’s confidence after two straight losses

“We had a quick little meeting (after the game) and we are still a confident bunch. We’re in a pretty good position. As of right now, we are in a playoff spot. It’s a good feeling where we are at, but we’ve got some tough games and work ahead of us. But we are in a better position being in the playoffs now than if we were grinding to get into one.”

Chicago forward Patrick Sharp

“What we talked about was having a better start to the game. I think the last three games, we had to come from behind. It takes a lot out of the team. To score two quick ones in the first like that, it seems like we started every period pretty quick. You’re not always going to score like we did but as long as you do the right things, the game turns out in your favor.”