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Post Game Quotes - Feb. 13 vs. Chicago

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

Chicago Blackhawks at Columbus Blue Jackets

Blue Jackets Head Coach Ken Hitchcock

Commenting on the game…
"We gave the puck away for the first five goals – pretty simple. We had the puck on our stick and we either gave it away or we were checked off the puck. We turned it over in critical spaces all night – it doesn’t lead to winning hockey."

"I'm surprised we played the way we did. With what was at stack, I'm surprised by the lack of emotion and intensity… disappointed too."

"This was a total team effort."

Commenting on Gilbert Brule and Derick Brassard
"The only bright lights were the kids – Brassard and Brule played at a very high level. It was good to see Brule play at that level."

Commenting on team…
"These are fundamental errors made by veteran players, these aren't rookie mistakes. Hockey is a game of emotion and energy and when the other team has it and you don't, you're not going to have very many successful nights."

 


Visiting Head Coach Quotes

Chicago Blackhawks Head Coach Denis Savard

Commenting on the team's overall performance…
"It was a great team win. I thought honestly it's been a while since we could play all four lines, and all four lines competed. Our six (defenseman) competed, the goaltending again by (Nikolai Khabibulin)."

 

Commenting on watching the film from tonight's game…
"It's going to be fun tomorrow morning to show films on how it's done and what it takes to win. Nothing was special what we did in the game plan; just the fact that the players battled, they won lots of one-on-one battles; we competed in areas where it's tough. It's up to them to do it like this consistently."

Commenting on playing a complete game…
"We went through the whole 60 minutes. I asked those guys after the second (period) to go out and win the third, and we did. It's a good win."

 

Player Quotes

 

Columbus Blue Jackets Goaltender Fredrik Norrena

Commenting on tonight's game…
"You have to stop a breakaway. The team will get energy from that. I can't blame the team. Everyone is getting scoring chances. I just have to play better."

 

Columbus Blue Jackets Left Wing Fredrik Modin

Commenting on tonight's game…
"We can't mope around about it. We're just going to have to be professional about it and come back and make sure we get our game together because it's now when we have to make a push."

 

Columbus Blue Jackets Defenseman Adam Foote

Commenting on tonight's game…
"We made a couple mistakes and it was in our net. It is what it is. We were flat and we got caught sitting in our tracks. We don't have room to dwell on it and get negative. We've got a tough road trip coming up and we can play better on the road. We have to just regroup and move forward."

Commenting on the importance success on the upcoming road trip…
"When you're pressing for your first playoff spot, there's so much hype and every game's a big game. And it is. You guys (media) are right, it's all big. We can't think about anything except just focusing on how we win games and how we win games is playing tough in the grey areas and sticking to the system for 60 minutes."

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