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Post Game Quotes - Mar. 7 vs. Edmonton

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

Edmonton Oilers at Columbus Blue Jackets

Blue Jackets Head Coach Ken Hitchcock

Commenting on the game …
"It's just frustrating. We don't give up a lot of chances, but we don't finish our chances."

"We worked hard today, we battled but we didn't execute. We weren't crisp with our passing or our puck movement - pucks were bouncing off sticks all night."

Commenting on the lack of offense…
"When you have to wait until the 59th minute to score, it's not enough. You're not going to win a lot of games scoring one goal. We're not getting the sustained play by the people we need to get sustained play from.

"We're the 30th scoring team in the National Hockey League, so we have to manufacture goals. We're in the hunt because we check, we work, but we've had timely goals all year. Now, we're not getting that – we have people in droughts offensively and we're not getting timely goals even though we’re creating chances."


Visiting Head Coach Quotes

Edmonton Oilers Head Coach Craig MacTavish

Commenting on the play of goaltender Mathieu Garon…
"He played really well. We let him handle the first shot. We did a pretty good job in front of him taking away rebounds. We blocked a fair number of shots ourselves. I thought we were better positionally in our zone than we have been in awhile."

Commenting on responding to Dan Fritsche's late goal…
"It seems that there's nothing easy ever for us. To give that up was disappointing at the time obviously. We don't need to be giving Columbus points either but had some satisfaction that we came back and got the win in overtime."

Commenting on Columbus forcing overtime…
"You have to bounce back, sometimes you have to dig yourself off the tar mat and we did in this game."


Player Quotes

Columbus Blue Jackets Center Dan Fritsche

Commenting on tonight's game…
"It came down to the wire and we got the goal to tie it up 1-1 but we needed those two points. It's a big point (to lose). Every single point down the stretch is so crucial."


Commenting on the team's lack of offense…
"We just have to concentrate more on putting the puck on the net and scoring. We're just having trouble scoring. We've got to get out power play going and we have to play smart and hard for 60 minutes, that's all."

Columbus Blue Jackets Goaltender Pascal Leclaire

Commenting on tonight's game…
"I made my team lose a point, but it's okay, we'll forget about it and move on."


Commenting on tonight's game…
"It's a big point but again, we lost one in overtime. All of the points are very important. We just didn't get it again tonight and that's frustrating."


Commenting on Edmonton's success in OT and shootouts…
"You don't think about that. You go into overtime and you think you're going to win the game, especially when I think we had the momentum. I hate giving those away. It's through my body, it's a very stoppable shot. That's my mistake. It's better than nothing (the point) but we need wins right now."

Columbus Blue Jackets Defenseman Ron Hainsey

Commenting on tonight's game…
"We're doing a lot of good stuff. I don't think the team was particularly sharp execution wise as we had been the last three games but the effort was there. We're just having a really hard time scoring goals and that's been the story."


Commenting on the Jackets' solid defensive play…
"We had a little stretch after the All-Star break where we weren't great defensively and we had some problems. But we corrected it. Defensively as a group, we've been pretty good all year so it's not really an issue. It's more of the same story – lots of chances, solid five-on-five play and just not able to capitalize."

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