Postgame quotes

Here are some postgame quotes from the Dallas Stars following their 4-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers at American Airlines Center Saturday afternoon.

Stars coach Glen Gulutzan on the victory

“I thought we were better defensively than the Nashville game and that is the key for us. If we can keep the goals to one or two then we have a chance every night. I thought we were better defensively compared to the Nashville game. That’s the way we need to go, that’s the way we need to trend. That’s what this team has to do.”

Stars forward Mike Ribeiro on the victory

“We have to keep pushing forward. This stretch until the All-Star break is really important for us. After that there are so many games in a short amount of time, so we have to give a push here to get as many wins as we can.”

Goaltender Richard Bachman, who got the start because Kari Lehtonen wasn’t feeling well

“I felt good. I had some pretty good practices, I felt, the last few days. I am just trying to stay ready so when stuff like this happens I can go out there, feel comfortable and confident and give the team a chance to win. I felt good.”

Gulutzan on the play of Jamie Benn, who scored the Stars’ first two goals

“A real big night for Benny. He was our best guy up front tonight. Double shifting him, mostly in the third, you can see it paid dividends. The more you play him the better he gets. I thought he was strong tonight in all aspects of his game, not just the two goals. He was physical, he played both ends and it was fun to watch for all of us.”