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Post Game Quotes - Feb. 12 vs. Vancouver

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

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Blue Jackets Interim Head Coach Claude Noel
Commenting on tonight's game…

"I thought the game was an entertaining game. From my standpoint, I thought we played really well in some areas. I really liked a lot of things that we did. I liked the way we managed the game. The other thing I liked was our effort. Our effort was real good."

Commenting on the goal by Raffi Torres and pass by Jakub Voracek…
"I thought that it was a good read to join the rush. They recognized the space they had and that a play could be made… boom it was made. It was a great pass by Voracek. What made the play more successful was the quick shot – boom, in the net – thank you very much. That was a great play."

Commenting on dealing with adversity…
"I thought we handled the adversity well. We were good, I thought we were patient. They're fourth goal… would have sent anybody over the deep end."

Commenting on the team after the game…
"They were quiet the whole time in (the locker room). I really liked the fact that they sat there. It really how shows me that they care and they don't phony care. I can cut through that stuff pretty easily."

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Blue Jackets Left Wing Raffi Torres

Commenting on tonight's game…

"The (fourth) goal scored on (Steve) Mason was a lucky goal. I believe we played well tonight. I liked our effort tonight. I don't think they pushed us out or anything. It's not like we were not scoring goals. We battled back towards the end of the period things just did not go our way. Things are still positive in the room which is the main thing and we will work through it."

Vancouver Canucks Quotes

Vancouver Canucks Head Coach Alain Vigneault

Commenting on tonight's game…

"Back-to-back games and the game didn't exactly start the way we wanted. I am pretty sure if Razor (goalie Andrew Raycroft) could have had both of those initial goals back, he would have. But that being said when the game was on the line in the third period, he did what a goaltender was supposed to do, and he gave us a chance to win. The difference in the game was the goaltending."

Commenting on the game-winning goal…
"We missed a few empty nets in the second, so we were probably due to get a break and we did get a break and then Raycroft shut them down."

Vancouver Canucks Right Wing Mikael Samuelsson

Commenting on his game-winning goal…

"I don't know what to say about it, it obviously was a lucky one. Everybody saw that one."

Commenting on the continued success on the current road trip…
"Yeah, back-to-back, it's always a little harder to play, especially when the other team scores on their first shift. They have a good team. They are solid, but we found a way to come back and get the win."

Vancouver Canucks Goalie Andrew Raycroft

Commenting on tonight's game…

"Feels real good to get the win and feels good to get through a bad start on my part. I just battled through it. It was awesome to see the guys work as hard as they did."

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