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Columbus Blue Jackets Post Game Quotebook 4/28

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets


April 27, 2013


We take you around the Blue Jackets' locker room and into coach Todd Richards' post-game press conference, with post-game quotes from tonight's game:

Mark Letestu

Talking about the third period

We knew we had been in that istuaion before, do or die, we just had to throw everything at them, throw everything on the ice, we came out and threw the pucks on the net and luckily 3 of them found the back.”

Once Brandon got the goal…it opened things up

“We didn’t panic.”

“Experience, we’ve been through it so many times, came out on top, we are nothing but confident in here, we knew we just had to go out and do the work.”

The season

“It’s a small success, everyone in here is going to be disappointed. We took a bigger step then I think we were given credit for at the start of the year. There should be a lot of optimism for next year.”

His career, and season

“This year a lot of opportunity… on the power play, penalty kill, lots of big minutes... happy to play with those guys and take advantage of the situations I was put in.”

Todd Richards:

"All the emotion from the win is gone."

"It was great in our building. It was a great environment."

"I’m really proud of this team. That’s what makes it so hard."

Cam Atkinson:

“The adrenaline was definitely going. I got the butterflies, and I haven’t gotten that in a while.”

“A great team effort. Good teams find ways to win, and that’s what we did.”

“We found a way, and we started believing in one another. Also got some pretty good goaltending and never looked back.”

“It was do or die in that third period. We knew we had to score a goal eventually, so Dubi found a way to score and got us going. JJ got the game-winner, and I got the nice empty netter.”

“I think that Al Pacino video definitely got the bench going.”

“Obviously, it’s a great record, but teams don’t base their success on records. We want to make the playoffs and also win a Stanley Cup.”

“It’s exciting to come to the rink day in and day out and just be with the guys.”

Brandon Dubinsky:

“We always said when were finding ways to get points that we never know what point was gonna matter the most.”

“The crowd was electric. We know that Columbus is a sports city, and they’re starving for the Blue Jackets to be good.”

“I’m not going to sit here and make any promises for next year, but I think as a team, we grew together.”

“Hopefully everybody comes back because this is a fun team to play for.”

“Everybody played for each other every night.”

“Hopefully Bob finds a way to get the Vezina – he definitely deserves it. He kept us in each and every game.”

“I’m proud of these guys, and the city should be, too.”
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