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Post Game Quotes - Mar. 13 vs. St. Louis

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 we were good in the first (period), we played with some energy and got up and checked well. We didn't do what we needed to do for 60 minutes. The checking had to be a bigger part of our game. In the second, they stepped it up and it looked like we chased the pace. We gave them chances and they didn't miss them."

Commenting on the momentum swings in the game…
"When you're at home, you want to get some life from your fans, you want to give them something to cheer about. That would have helped us (the goal that was waved off). When you don't get that it becomes discouraging for everybody, the players and the fans. It can zap some energy."

Commenting on the power play…
"We weren't getting any shots (on the power play). We did in the third (period), but not in the second."

Commenting on the play of goaltender Steve Mason
"I liked Steve. I thought he was good in the game. Those two shots by (David) Backes and (David) Perron were really good shots, top shelf, not sure that he could have done much differently there."


Columbus Blue Jackets Player Quotes

Blue Jackets Right Wing Jakub Voracek

Commenting on tonight's game…

"They played very well tonight. It was a very fast game. I don't know if we had 20 shots on net today, it was just not enough."

Blue Jackets Left Wing R.J. Umberger
Commenting on tonight's game…

"We have to keep stepping up as individuals. We chased all game and they had puck possession and we could not get it at all. It wasn't like we were passing up opportunities to shoot this time, we just didn't have the puck at all. It's tough to play like that. They were obviously hungry and desperate and that's a big win for their team. They have been playing well lately and they came in here and continued it."


St. Louis Blues Quotes

St. Louis Blues Head Coach Davis Payne

Commenting on tonight's game…

"I thought we made some plays in the first period that weren't exactly what we were looking for, but I thought after we made the decision to finish plays and apply pressure – also working back to the puck and allowing our momentum to create some fore checks – I thought we were a much better hockey team and it's what we talked about after the first period. The power play got us a couple and we were able to close this one out."

Commenting on the big second period…
"I think we tightened up the space around the puck. We wanted to make sure we were closer to battles. I thought through the second period, we were better and able to maintain some momentum."

St. Louis Blues Right Wing David Backes
Commenting on his goal…

"Just a loose puck on the right wing side and I just stepped in and I was thinking high glove the whole time."

St. Louis Blues Goalie Chris Mason
Commenting on tonight's game…

"Obviously I didn't get a lot of shots the first two periods. I made a couple of saves there, but the guys did a really good job. I think the difference in the game was the second period. I though t we had a great second period. We took the play to them with a lot of shots. We had some good shots on the goal there."

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