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Post Game Quotes - Feb. 14 vs. Chicago

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

Chicago Blackhawks at Columbus Blue Jackets

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

"I thought we played a good game. We knew they (Blackhawks) were a good team."

Commenting on the comeback after going down 4-2…
"I thought we were resilient, certainly coming back and the goal at the end. I really liked the way we managed the game. We weren't worried at all (being down two goals)."

Commenting on the five games he's coached…
"I feel like I'm doing the job I thought I would be doing. I feel (the team) is paying attention and learning. They're getting a clear understanding of how theses games are being managed from a player standpoint and a coaching standpoint."

Commenting on the time off over the Olympics (for non-Olympians)…
"I'm telling them to let their mind go free and enjoy their time away and come back with vim and vigor and joy."


Columbus Blue Jackets Player Quotes

Blue Jackets Right Wing Rick Nash

Commenting on tonight's game…

"We played against one of the best teams in the conference and being able to come back from a 4-3 deficit (in the third period) was a big deal. We would have liked to done better in the shootout, but we got a point and now we move into the (Olympic) break, so some guys can get a rest. We have some guys banged up, so the break should do us good."

Commenting on the Olympics…
"I think the Canadians will be happy with nothing but a gold medal."


Blue Jackets Goalie Matthew Garon

Commenting on tonight's game…

"It's been a tough year for everybody and we need a break. At this point with 19 games left, I believe we are still in it. I think we did a good job tonight against a team like Chicago. We came back and that shows that we have the fight still in us."


Chicago Blackhawks Quotes

Chicago Blackhawks Head Coach Joel Quenneville

Commenting on earning two points tonight…

"They are valuable points. You go into the break with four tough wins in a row… certainly eight big points for us. I think we can capture some momentum when we return. We are certainly going into the break not only feeling good about that situation, but we closed the gap on San Jose. And it presents an interesting stretch run.”

Commenting on goalie Antti Niemi…
"He's playing well. He is coming off three-straight wins. It was an easy decision to play him. We are off for a long time playing back-to-back and give him a chance to keep going."


Chicago Blackhawks Right Wing Troy Brouwer

Commenting on his shootout goal…

"Well, he is a wrong (right) handed goalie. I got a move where I come down on Antti (Niemi) in practice and I shoot low glove so I figured on a wrong handed goalie it might work as well."

Commenting on instigating a fight with Blue Jackets defenseman Anton Stralman…
"On a hit like that, I felt it was dirty. For me personally, I didn't know that having a visor was an extra two minutes. I tried not to get the instigator. It's always tough to see a teammate go down. So I had to step in."

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