Dallas 4 vs. Anaheim 2
Oct. 13, 2016
American Airlines Center
0-1-0, 0 pts.
On the Stars scoring 22 seconds after the Ducks tied the game
That was their fourth line, and it was a huge goal for them. That was the difference. It was good on them on responding after a goal. That's what every team wants to do. They did a good job tonight.
On the game
We did enough to score a few more goals, but we didn't. I thought it was a weird game in general. We held them to limited shots and did a decent job defensively, but we gave them easy goals and Grade-A chances on breakdowns. I thought we did a lot good things. We just beat ourselves tonight.
On his shorthanded goal
I got lucky. I knew he wanted to go across the ice, and I got a good stick on it. I think I surprised Spezz by having my stick there.
On the loss
Any time you let one shot in, it's tough. You have to stay with it. It's my job. Maybe it's good for the experience.
On giving up a goal on their first shot
It's never ideal, but it's a long game. It's bound to happen over an 82-game season. It's something you take in and let go.
On the Stars' goals
They had good chances. Some nights I make those saves, but tonight I didn't seem to make them. Their guy played better than me, and that's it. There are going to be breakdowns. Sometimes you make them and sometimes you don't.
Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle
On the challenges of tonight's game
You can't give up three goals from the top of the crease. We didn't have coverage and they scored three goals in tight. We were lax in our coverage and were 0-for-5 on the power play. That's the quickest point I can make on tonight's game. These are the frustrating ones when you work hard and do the things you think can give yourself a chance, and then you're lax in an area where you can't be lax.
On Anaheim's offense
The offense was missing. Cogs got two goals, but after that we really didn't penetrate enough. The one good thing is Ryan Getzlaf had  shots on net. If he gets that every night, he'll score a lot of goals this year.
On the Stars responding quickly
They scored right away after we tied the game. That's a momentum changer for us. It's shifts after goals. Those are big stress points in the game, and they come back to bite you. We have to be better in those areas. How can you allow a team to score three from the top of the crease? That's blown coverage and missed assignments that we'll definitely recover from. We'll make sure those don't happen again.