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Post Game Quotes - Dec. 5 vs. Colorado

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

Colorado Avalanche at Columbus Blue Jackets

Blue Jackets Head Coach Ken Hitchcock
Commenting on tonight's game…

"We didn't give them very much. We weren't hungry (in the first half of the game) like we were in the third period. In the second half of the game, we were real hungry to score."

Commenting on the hunger of the team…
"We have to develop our own hunger. That's the game of hockey; it goes to the team that is most hungry. We have not shown that consistency game to game, period to period. We have to collectively dig in a lot harder than we are right now. We don't have enough people doing it right now. The hunger has to be in the room. Losing has to hurt that much and winning has to be paramount. It's disappointing to all of us that we're a middle of the pack team."

Commenting on the third goal of the game for Colorado…
"It seems like those are the momentum shifts we're dealing with right now."

Columbus Blue Jackets Player Quotes

Blue Jackets Left Wing Rick Nash

Commenting on the past few games…

"It's tough. We can't seem to put 60 minutes together, and you know we get spurts here and there, but can't seem to play the full 60."

Commenting on what appeared to be the game-tying goal that was ruled no-goal after video review…
"You know, we had a couple whacks at it, but the replays clearly showed it went in the side of the net."

Blue Jackets Left Wing Jason Chimera

Commenting on what appeared to be the game-tying goal that was ruled no-goal after video

"It was close. I wasn't celebrating too much, because I knew it was close. But I kind of batted and looked like it kind of went under the post. At real time, it did look like it was no goal, but you know, I was hoping we could get a break."

Colorado Avalanche Quotes

Colorado Avalanche Head Coach Joe Sacco

Commenting on the disallowed goal at the end…

"I didn't know the net was off when it originally happened. Then we got from our video guy that it looked like the puck went underneath when the net came off. I was pretty relieved when I heard that."

Commenting on tonight's game…
"It's a big win for us on this road trip right now. We certainly need this tonight and we got good solid goaltending tonight when we needed it. I really liked the game we played tonight."

Colorado Avalanche Goalie Peter Budaj

Commenting on the disallowed goal at the end…

"I really thought the net was off. When he jammed the puck back toward the net the net was clearly off and then I saw the replay and was pretty sure it wouldn't count. It's a good break for us, and I thought we played well enough to win the game."

Commenting on tonight’s game…
"I felt great. At the beginning of the game I was seeing the puck well. They play a tough game and throw a lot of pucks on net, they jam it in. Every body did a good job tonight and it was good to get the win."

Colorado Avalanche Captain Adam Foote

Commenting on his return to Columbus…

"It is what it is. I wouldn't expect them to react any differently than what they did."

Commenting on tonight's game…
"For us and them, they have had a little lapse and so have we. We are trying to get a little separation. They were playing such a good game. Even when they got down they didn't get away from their system. It was a big win for us."

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