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Game 2 Quotebox
New Jersey coach Larry Robinson:
"I thought our decisions tonight with the puck were very poor, and I think overall that was probably our worst game that we have played in probably the last four, five games. And yet we were still very, very close. So it is encouraging that we can play as poorly as we did and still be close to the Stanley Cup champions." 
Dallas left wing Kirk Muller on Ed Belfour:
"Eddie's been great all year. I don't think there was anyone in here that was concerned with Eddie. He's human and we didn't play well in front of him the other night." 
Devils defenseman Ken Daneyko on Belfour:
"I think he saw too many shots. He's a great goaltender and when great goaltenders see the puck, they're going to make the save nine out of 10 times." 
Stars center Mike Modano on returning home:
"It's finally nice going west with our travel. We usually come from the west and go east and don't get home 'til 5, 6 in the morning. And we have to play 48 hours later, so it is kind of nice, finally gaining an hour and getting home at a somewhat reasonable hour." 
Modano on the loss in Game 1:
"We felt embarrassed and outplayed in all areas of the game, and we knew that. We all take it personally. I don't think we really point fingers at each other and blame one another, we went home and had our dinner and thought about our game, what we had to do to change it." 
Dallas coach Ken Hitchcock:
"[The Devils] have got more speed than a lot of teams in the National Hockey League, but we will decide whether we were going to get after the speed and negate it or back off. We just decided today, heck with it, we are going to have to play Dallas Stars hockey. That means we're going to have to pound the hell out of the puck." 
New Jersey captain Scott Stevens:
"You saw a lot of individual stuff, trying to beat people, and we lost the puck a lot of times. And that's not going to win hockey games. They played smart, they played very well in the neutral zone and we didn't get through there very well, like we did in the first game." 
Devils right wing Alexander Mogilny:
"Dallas is going to be hot and the ice is going to be bad." 
Stars right wing Mike Keane on the line of Modano, Brett Hull and Jere Lehtinen:
"They're very strong offensively, they make the other teams definitely think. They got a goal early for us, put them back on their heels a little bit." 
New Jersey center Bobby Holik:
"I don't know what their record at home is, but we're pretty good on the road, too. We've got to worry about ourselves. We're not going to go to Dallas thinking, 'These guys are so good at home, we're in trouble.' No matter how good they are at home, how good we are on the road, we just have to play more determined. We have to work harder than we did tonight. It comes down to that." 
Stars center Guy Carbonneau:
"I think the last game we just got caught trying to play an easy game and we got beat off the walls and a little bit in front of our net. And that is what we talked about after Game One and a little bit in our meeting. Tonight, I think it showed a little more. We didn't panic when we had the puck, we made plays."  
 

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