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10-25-07 Post Game Quotes

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

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Blue Jackets Head Coach Ken Hitchcock


Commenting on the game…
"The third period was our best period. I thought we were a little tentative but we really got going in the third and I thought we played well positionally. We competed for pucks and got a lot of scoring chances."

"The biggest difference for us right now is – you look back to the Dallas game, we were hoping to win – we're competing to win. We competed hard on every puck in the third period and that's what I'm happiest about. We’re getting beyond and moving ahead of this hoping to win, we're getting ahead, creating distance and then we're competing when the game is on the line."


Commenting on Rick Nash's goal …
"I have not seen it. All I know is it was a power-play goal."


Commenting on G Pascal Leclaire…
"I'm not sure four shutouts this early in the season (was what people were thinking when Leclaire was drafted) – you dream about that. He's very focused right now."


Player Quotes

Columbus Blue Jackets Left Wing Rick Nash
Commenting on his highlight reel goal…
"I don't know, it happened fast. I was just trying to think of the quickest way I could get the puck up into the net. The position that I was in, that was the easiest way to do it."


Commenting on the team's start…
"I think we're off to a good start, and I think we could even be better. We lost a couple games that we should have won – that we lost in the last minute of a period. Things are good. We just don't want to look ahead of ourselves."


Columbus Blue Jackets Jared Boll
Commenting on scoring the game-winning goal…
"We had a bunch of good shifts there in the second and I just happened to get the goal. The puck kind of squirted out, and I just tried to get it off as quick as I could."


Columbus Blue Jackets Goaltender Pascal Leclaire
Commenting tonight's game…
"They put a lot of pucks on net but the "D" did a great job of slowing them down. I didn't have any screened shots. I saw everything all the way."


Columbus Blue Jackets Center Michael Peca
Commenting on Pascal Leclaire…
"He's been doing something special for us. He's going to credit us for some of the shutouts he's gotten but I'll tell you what, all you need in this league is a goalie to make big saves at big times. He's come up numerous times to make those saves."

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