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Post Game Quotes - Mar. 2 vs. Vancouver

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

Vancouver Canucks at Columbus Blue Jackets

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

"The game was what I thought it would be… you're playing a good team (in Vancouver). When you look at the game, our power play wasn't very good."

Commenting on the effect of a long break with no games for some players…
"We looked rusty in some areas. It looked like we hadn't played a game in two weeks. I saw it as being a real adjustment period for our players and for theirs, too."

Commenting on the team…
"I like our team and what we represent. One thing is very clear in practice; we have to do more game stuff."

Commenting on the debut of D Grant Clitsome…
"I thought he played a good game. It's not an easy league to start in. I really liked him early; he looked patient and I liked what he did."


Columbus Blue Jackets Player Quotes

Blue Jackets Defense Grant Clitsome

Commenting on making his NHL debut…

"You know, I tried to keep it simple. You know, it's definitely an adjustment and it's a lot different than what I am used to, but I just try to keep it simple and you know it was a tough turnover at the end to get that tying goal, but you know, just try to keep it simple and play my game."

Commenting on his two-assist night…
"Yeah, well the first play I just picked it up, cut to the net and made the pass to Jared Boll and he made a great pass up to (Andrew) Murray and he went in and made a great play. And the second one was just a lucky bounce and Verm's (Antoine Vermette), who went in and also made a nice play to get the goal."

Commenting on his past 10 days…
"It's pretty overwhelming. I think the outdoor game (in Syracuse), there was a lot of big excitement built up for that and it was quite the experience playing in front of 21,500 fans there. And it was great then to get the call to come up here. I mean it’s a dream come true and it was a lot of fun."

Blue Jackets Center Andrew Murray
Commenting on defenseman Grant Clitsome making his NHL debut…

"Yeah, you know what he played really well. You know everyone knows what it's like to play your first game and it's a little bit nerve racking and I think you know to get a point in one of his first shifts, I'm sure it got him off to a good start and gave him a little bit of confidence and he was able to roll well after that."

Commenting on tomorrow's trade deadline…
"Yeah, you know, we will be at the rink here and be at practice and just kind of business as usual, you know I am sure the TV will be on, but you just try to put it in the back of your mind and I think it's a good thing sometimes when you don't have a game that day, you know you can put that on the back burner a little bit."

Blue Jackets Right Wing Derek Dorsett
Commenting on his goal…

"Yeah, it was an unbelievable pass, a great play, you know Jake (Voracek) got it to him and we went on a two-on-one and he faked the shot and the goalie bit on it, went down, and he slipped it to me and wide open net."

Commenting on shaking off the rust…
"Oh yeah, you've got to expect that. You know you take 16 days off, or whatever it was, and you’re going to have some sloppy plays and there’s really no flow or rhythm to the game. It got better as it went on but it wasn't that great."


Vancouver Canucks Quotes

Vancouver Canucks Head Coach Alain Vigneault

Commenting on tonight's game…

"It was a funny first period. I thought we played well, we had two bounces that went off our sticks that prevented them from taking a 2-0 lead. And in the second period, we played, I thought real good for the first seven or eight minutes and after that we barely touched the puck. They were all over us. They had momentum. Razor (Andrew Raycroft) came up real big. But we were able to win the second period 2-1. Again, this is not the first time that this happened to this group this year where we find a way to get it done in the third in a league that's very tough to come back. We tied it in the third and won it in OT."

Vancouver Canucks Defenseman Christian Ehrhoff
Commenting on scoring the game-winning goal…

"I just went with the guys and joined the play. It kind of took a good bounce for me and I just put it on net and the goalie wasn’t there."

Vancouver Canucks Goalie Andrew Raycroft
Commenting on tonight's game…

"Deja vu these last seven road games spotting teams the lead. It’s not the best habit, but it is a pretty good habit to come back and get wins."

Commenting on the Blue Jackets' second goal…
"I have no idea. I couldn't really even tell on the replay how it came on net. It was hard on net and then obviously it hit me and I realized where it was by then it was by me. Of course it rolled instead of falling flat. I tried to sneak it but obviously it went in."

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