What Stars head coach Dave Tippett had to say following his team's 2-1 overtime win against the Sharks:
How's it feel to be 3-0? Better than 2-0 ... I thought that probably could have been the best game of the series we've played, actually. I thought we were around the play a lot more. The first couple of games, we were really opportunistic and Turco made a lot of saves. But this game, I felt like we just pushed and that was the best game of the series. I think if you just recognize the opponent, we're going to need to be better tomorrow and see how it goes.
Talk about the playoff that Norstrom has had: Both our old timers are coming up with big goals for us. He's just a warrior. He's a guy that leads by example and lays everything on the line every night. When he gets some points because he scores a goal, he gets recognized more. He's one of those guys you recognize even when he doesn't score. He's putting it on the line every night. The guy wants to win and he's willing to do whatever it takes to win. He's a great example of that.
Was it the plan to play Zubov that many minutes? It was kind of how the game went. We gotta see where he's at. He kept wanting more. When he's wanting more, you've gotta give him more.
On Turco's performance: That's a game you need your goaltender to play well. We made a mistake to give them an early lead, and then we were lucky enough to get a 5-on-3 goal. It's a tight game, a tough game for goaltenders to play and we got a break in the end. Just like every shift, you've gotta make sure you're doing the little things right, a goaltender has to make sure he's doing the little things right because there's nobody behind him to clean that up.
On Morrow's performance: It's amazing how hard he plays and how well he plays. He has such purpose in every shift. The thing I think you can say about him is that we know he's around the action and they know he's around the action.
On what it takes to win a series like this: Your work ethic, your second and third effort, your execution, and your bounces that you get all have to be there to win games.
On being successful in the playoffs: We found ways to win. We were opportunistic out there. I thought this was our best game and we really pushed the play. I also that this was Nabokov's best game.
-- Keeli Garza