Mark Stepneski has the quotes from Stars PR on his site here. I'll copy the Climie quotes below:
(On his performance)Here are the game highlights from NHL.com, as well. Defending Big D notes that Nicklas Grossman was minus-4 in the game. Minus-4! It was his worst performance in that category ever.
"Definitely there were some ups and downs during the game. At times I felt good, confident. At other times I think I backed up in my net a little too much and wasn't really as aggressive as I usually play. Overall, I think it's just a good experience to get an NHL game in this year, and kind of use it and learn from it when I go back to Texas, and hopefully have a long playoff run."
(On facing a high-powered offense in Chicago)
"They have some of the best young forwards in the National Hockey League. They have a number of good forwards who can shoot the puck, so I knew it was going to be a challenge coming in. I was prepared for that, and maybe I gave them a little too much respect. At the same time, I've got to hold my own, and give the team a chance to win."
(On playing a "one-game tryout")
"I went out there, and obviously it's tough to give up the first goal on the first shot, and it's always tough to bounce back. I thought I did a good job of staying with it and staying positive and being aggressive and not really getting down on myself. I felt I recovered after that first goal and kept battling."
Brad Richards had this to add about Matt Climie's performance tonight:
"Definitely, we probably could have given him a little more help throughout the game. It's a good team. I'm sure it was a good challenge for him. He was probably pretty excited about that. Like I said, that's a disappointing thing when you have a guy like him in net, and not everybody is on board. That's disappointing. We're professionals. We've got to come out with a lot better effort next game."Climie should be back in Texas for Friday's game against Rockford.