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Post Game Quotes - Jan. 11 vs. Phoenix

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

Post-Game Quotes

Blue Jackets Head Coach Scott Arniel

Commenting on tonight's game…

"We had two two-goal leads that we blew. We threw 40 shots at them and you think back to the second period when it was 3-2 and we had three shifts in a row where we had six or seven scoring chances. That goal at the end, obviously when you lose four in a row that is the type of goal that goes in. When you are on winning streaks those stay out. I thought we played a real good hockey game and we had more than our share of opportunities to increase the lead and they hung in there and made the most of it."

Commenting on the power play…
"Give Phoenix credit, they wouldn't allow us to get pucks through the (shooting) lanes. If you get it blocked once, sometimes you get hesitant about firing it again. We did get some pretty good looks. They are a veteran team and did a real good job, once they got the lead, of keeping us to the outside."

Blue Jackets Goaltender Mathieu Garon

Commenting on the Coyotes' game-winning goal…

"They took a shot, the guy was kind of in front and touched me and kind of interfered with me a little bit. I stopped it but I couldn't get the rebound and I don’t know if it went straight in the net or up and back in the net."

Commenting on tonight's game…
"We played a great game tonight, we should have won. We battled hard and we were close at the end. It's hard when you need desperate wins like that I think its tough for everybody."

Phoenix Coyotes Head Coach Dave Tippett

Commenting on tonight's game…

"We gave up a couple early but we came in and got nothing to lose. We got in at three o'clock this morning in a snow storm. It's just a good night for hockey and our guys were enjoying it and we felt like we could come back. I thought (Ilya) Bryzgalov came back and played a strong two periods. The last two periods we took some penalties and he hung in strong for us. Our penalty killers especially did a good job for us five-on-three a couple of times there we really battled hard. To come and get four points on the road here in two tough places and the travel and stuff it's a real positive for our team."

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