April 21 postgame quotes: Dallas - LA Kings Insider

Quotes from the Dallas Stars locker room, courtesy of Los Angeles Kings PR:

Glen Gulutzan, on the overtime loss to Los Angeles:
“We’ve been battling hard for a while here so that point is going to come in handy for us and we’ll take it. It was a tough, hard fought game. I liked our compete level and we still control our destiny with the teams we have left to play.”

Gulutzan, on whether he thought the game was chaotic:
“People were more involved than they needed to be and at the end of the day we had to be a little bit more disciplined but it’s the game.”

Gulutzan, on erasing a two-goal deficit:
“We’re not looking for signs at this point, we’re looking for wins and points. We’re a stubborn group and we want to get some points from every game we play so the way we see it, it’s San Jose in two days.”

Alex Goligoski, on the overtime loss to Los Angeles:
“Our work ethic was there as it has been for a while now so it’s always good to see. Points are huge right now and battle back a little bit to get one point but we kind of let it slip right there, but we just got to move on and if we win these next three, we feel like we have a pretty good shot here.”

Goligoski, on whether he thought the win was hectic:
“Yeah there was some weird goals, some points in the game that kind of got a little crazy which you don’t see too often when we play these guys more of a kind of methodical game and kind of what we saw tonight, so it was a little different in that sense but both ways some weird bounces.”

Goligoski, on getting one point:
“It was a big point, maybe if we don’t get that one, maybe things don’t look as good. We just got to go into San Jose, get two points and go home.”

Antoine Roussel, on what he didn’t like about the game:
“We didn’t get the two points, that’s the thing I didn’t like. The thing I liked is team commitment. We came back from a two-nothing lead, so that’s good.”

Roussel, on what he expects in San Jose on Tuesday:
“I expect the win, nothing else. We need to have the win and that’s it.”

Roussel, on a chaotic game:
“I thought we played a pretty good game. Top line did have a good chance and that’s disappointing that we didn’t get the two points but it the same way, we battled hard and that’s a good point to get.”

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