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Post Game Quotes - January 2, 2010

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

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

"We made two mistakes, both defending mistakes, and they end up in the net. We lost coverage on two players. It is a 2-1 game and we're playing great, we come back after the second, they score that goal and it makes it a game."

Commenting on the play of forwards Derick Brassard and Kristian Huselius
"Derick played really well tonight and played with energy. Kristian's played well the last two games."

Commenting on the third period power play…
"We got the power play with two minutes left and missed a few chances that could have gone in."

Commenting on the play of the team…
"We've had a lot of these games like this, played really well and create a lot of scoring chances and don't finish. These are disappointing losses for everybody. Every game is tense for us because there's no margin for error."


Columbus Blue Jackets Player Quotes

Blue Jackets Left Wing Kristian Huselius

Commenting on the last minute loss…

"It's tough, especially when we had a good effort for 59 minutes and they score in the last minute… it's just a tough loss."

Commenting on tonight's game…
"I thought we played well. It's just those things we have to bear down and make sure we play solid in the last minute or it's going to cost us and we can't keep (letting) away points."

Commenting on getting better shots on net and scoring off rebounds…
"Tonight I thought we did and Brass (Derick Brassard) had a goal like that. We had some more chances and we did some good things out there. It's just a tough loss and we have to make sure we don't give away points like that."


Blue Jackets Forward R.J. Umberger

Commenting on the upcoming three-game road trip…

"The road has been tough for us lately and this is going to be a big trip. There are three hard teams, three hard places to play and we have to break that streak on the road. We have to continue this effort and hopefully we'll get rewarded a little better. The margin for error right now is just so small."

Commenting on making the playoffs…
"Until we're mathematically out, yes, that's our goal. That's what we want. Once we stop believing that, then what are we playing for? We are going out there trying to play hard for our fans, for ourselves, for each guy on this team. We are playing for the guy next to us."


Colorado Avalanche Quotes

Colorado Avalanche Head Coach Joe Sacco

Commenting on tonight's game…

"I thought it was a good game. It was a real solid road game for us. I thought we kept up the level of pressure for three periods. The first period was okay. After that I thought we got our skating legs and really sustained the level of pressure we wanted to against them. We stuck with it right to the end and we found a way to get that last goal. It's a great win. It's a good way to finish off our three game road trip 2-1. We need the points."

Commenting on the third period…
"We just talked about it after the second period as a group abut just continue to keep pressure, don't sit back and make sure we were on our toes. I just felt we had some pretty good jump tonight from a lot of players. It was just one of those games were we got the nice bounce there at the end."


Colorado Avalanche Captain Adam Foote

Commenting on tonight’s game…

"Tonight was a game were we had to do the little things right to be successful. They are a desperate team over there, well coached and we were able to stay in the game and found a way to win."


Colorado Avalanche Left Wing T.J. Galiardi

Commenting on game winning goal…

"My eyes turned pretty big when I saw the puck just sitting there and I tried to put it on net and was lucky enough for it to go in."

Commenting on tonight's game…
"We just stuck to the game plan. Footie (Adam Foote) said it doesn't matter that we were down by one it going to feel good when we come back and that's exactly what we did. He was right."

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