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Post Game Quotes - March 15 vs. Edmonton

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Blue Jackets Interim Head Coach Claude Noel

Commenting on tonight's game…

"There were a lot of good things in the game that I really enjoyed. I thought our defense looked good and were really active in the defensive zone. I thought we got pucks to the net, and bodies. I was happy with the first (period), I would have liked to see that through (the end of the game)."

Commenting on the play of left wing Kristian Huselius
"I thought he played with really good energy. He shot the puck more, so that was good. He played a responsible game."

Commenting on the defense after defenseman Jan Hejda left the game…
"We got down to five D's and they played really well. Jan Hejda has a lower body and will be out for a few weeks."

Commenting on the play of defenseman Marc Methot
"I think Marc has made some huge strides in the last month or so. His maturity level is coming through and he's welcoming heavier competition and better players. He's done the things we've asked him to do. The coaches and the management like the direction he's taking."

Columbus Blue Jackets Player Quotes

Blue Jackets Left Wing Kristian Huselius

Commenting on tonight's game…

"I thought, as a line, we created some chances and capitalized on the good chances we had and played a pretty strong game. On my goal, (Derek) Dorsett made a nice shift there and I just tried to shoot it the best I could so it was nice to see it go in."

Blue Jackets Center Antoine Vermette
Commenting on tonight's game…

"(Derek) Dorsett creates a lot of room for us and has a lot of energy on the forecheck and tries to get the puck back and creates room for us. He has been good; he is going hard to the net. You know what you are going to get from Dorsett every game and he has been very effective."

Commenting on the effort that let to the empty net goal…
"We had good support there. Dorsett and (Kristian) Huselius worked hard on the boards and we ended up with the puck, so it was really a collective effort on that one."

Blue Jackets Right Wing Derek Dorsett
Commenting on the three-day break between games…

"It was good to get the win tonight. Guys are pretty tired in here and banged up, so we get a few days of rest here and practice time, then it's time to get back to work."

Edmonton Oilers Quotes

Edmonton Oilers Head Coach Pat Quinn

Commenting on tonight's game…

"Early on in the game we got wide open. It was like line rushes for both teams. We had chances going their way, too. A lot of missed positioning. It was a competitive night. It should have been entertaining upstairs. Certainly at the start of the third period our veterans let us down a little bit. Two quick goals in the first few minutes, both turnovers and bad checking. It's disappointing. At the end of the day very disappointing."

Commenting on goalie Devan Dubnyk…
"That's what our kids have been doing, they have been making some big saves and then kind of having some kind of goofy ones go in on them. That's the next step for them to, to make the ones they should make."

Edmonton Oilers Defenseman Aaron Johnson
Commenting on tonight's game…

"Obviously we like to play a little wide open with pinching in the offensive zone, but there were a couple of times we just got caught out of position and that gives them momentum and it was tough to get back in the game."

Edmonton Oilers Goalie Devan Dubnyk
Commenting on tonight’s game…

"I don't know what to tell you, one was a bad shot that hit me in a bad spot. I don't know what to tell you. Obviously I need to keep those out."

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