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Post Game Quotes - Mar. 25 vs. Chicago

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

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

"It was a night that was enjoyable from the standpoint of creating offense and getting some goals. It wasn't an outcome we anticipated. They are a very good team, and we certainly have a lot of respect for them. Their goaltending struggled a bit tonight and that showed in the result of the game."

Commenting on the play of goaltender Steve Mason
"You don't want to leave people in a negative situation – that being the New Jersey game. For me, your sending the wrong message (if you don't play him). All of our players, they have great values; they work hard and are doing things for the right reasons… Steve is the same, so that's why I started him."

Commenting on the play of the team…
"It's good that nights like this happen for our team. You have to stay focused and in control – it's a fine line. The plan is just to move along a level pace."

Commenting on the play of top line…
"I liked the top line and there was good production from a lot of people. They were really good (tonight)."

Columbus Blue Jackets Player Quotes

Blue Jackets Defense Mike Commodore

Commenting on scoring his first goal of the season…

"I was starting to wonder if I was ever going to score again. It's been a long, long time, so it was nice to get that and I'm not even sure how it went in. I'm not sure if it hit him or maybe even a teammate. Whatever. I could care less. I'm just glad it went in and it was a nice start to the game anyways."

Commenting on how the goal went in…
"Yeah, Brass (Derick Brassard) was on the back door a little bit, so I was kind of firing it towards him a little bit, but Nasher (Rick Nash) was trying to get it somewhere in the area and hard so, you know, I am just glad it went that way and not the other way."

Commenting on not allowing Chicago to get back in the game…
"Yeah, I mean, I think with Chicago, I mean, you always want to do that, but Chicago is a talented team, a very good team, and you know they have come back from some deficits this year, and you know we didn’t want it to turn into a track meet in the third. I mean they got some shots, but you know, none of them got through and Mase (Steve Mason) made some big saves."

Blue Jackets Left Wing Kristian Huselius

Commenting on tonight's game…

"Yeah, I actually saw it leaving Nash's stick so I was ready to capitalize. And you know we played well. I thought the second period set the tone for the game. We played really well and that kept kind of the momentum up and we kept it going in the third, so it was good to see and it was a big game for us and you know that’s a top team in the league, so it was good."

Commenting on playing with Rick Nash and Antoine Vermette…
"You know, everybody just tried to play hard down this stretch and play well as a line, as a team, and we just have to keep it up."

Chicago Blackhawks Quotes

Chicago Blackhawks Head Coach Joel Quenneville

Commenting on the loss…

"Across the board, from the first shift to the end of the game. There is nothing to be excited about. Discount it and throw it in the garbage can."

Commenting on goaltender Cristobal Huet…
"I don't think anybody played good tonight. It was across the board like I just said. He had a tough night, it can happen, but it was contagious tonight."

Chicago Blackhawks Right Wing Patrick Sharp

Commenting on tonight's game…

"When you give up a goal on the first shift, I think that shows that we weren't ready to play. I don't think this was an isolated incident. I think it's been a trend in our game the last couple of weeks. We need to figure it out really quickly."

Chicago Blackhawks Right Wing Adam Burish

Commenting on tonight's game…

"We turned the puck over a lot tonight, and it has been something we have been talking about for awhile. It was kind of tonight that all of those things, every time we did it, they scored. We turned the puck over. Everything went through us tonight."

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