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Post Game Quotes - Nov. 13 vs. Anaheim

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

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Blue Jackets Head Coach Ken Hitchcock
Commenting on the team's play…

"We rebounded right away (from the Detroit game). We played hard and determined. We made some mistakes, but for whatever reason we got rid of it 10 minutes into the game. The last 10 minutes of the first period made me very comfortable. When we play smart and off the net more, we're really effective."

On the game tonight…
"We competed really hard (tonight). It was a big time game, we worked a lot harder, and the level of determination was 10 times better than it was against Detroit. We checked harder and we were more competitive on the boards. We started to come on late in the first and in the second."

On the play of center Antoine Vermette...
"This was Vermette's best game of the season for me. He was outstanding tonight."

On the return of left wing Kristian Huselius
"He gives you speed and skill and patience with the puck He did a lot for (the first) line."

Commenting on the play of goaltender Mathieu Garon…
"He made two big saves in the second period and then made a great toe save in the third period."

"That (glove) save was huge for us (in the second period)."


Columbus Blue Jackets Player Quotes

Blue Jackets Goaltender Mathieu Garon

Commenting on tonight's game…

"Well, I think that's what we needed, as a team we worked hard, we dominated and we wanted to get back on track and that's what we did tonight."

Commenting on tonight's game…
"Yeah we did a good job, we killed a lot of penalties during the game and the overtime too. I think it's where we were successful at the beginning of the season and tonight we really made a difference in that."

Blue Jackets Center R.J. Umberger
Commenting on Wednesday’s game vs. Detroit…

"I think we kind of knew that it was a bizarre game for us. That’s not the team we were, we're better than that. We can't let our confidence get down, we would've not had a good performance tonight. We had to put it behind us."

Blue Jackets Left Wing Kristian Huselius
Commenting on tonight's game…

"I liked the way we got back into the game and we were forechecking at all lengths and we turned it around."

Commenting on tonight's game…
"It was nice puck movement there on the power-play, and I just got a nice pass by Vermette and was able to put it in. Matt (Blue Jackets goaltender Mathieu Garon) played unbelievable. He made some key saves and he kept us in the game there for awhile and you know it was huge."


Anaheim Ducks Quotes

Anaheim Ducks Head Coach Randy Carlyle

Commenting on tonight's game…

"We are desperate for a win on the road. I didn't think we played that poor a hockey game. We missed a chance in overtime when we had the four-on-three. We didn't really create much from it. But we will take the point and move on. It's not easy to win on the road, we had our chance."

Commenting on the play of Jean-Sebastien Giguere…
"I thought he looked fine, he gave us a chance."

Anaheim Ducks Goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere
Commenting on tonight's game…

"It felt good to play a game. It's been awhile. I think overall I felt good, I was seeing the puck well. I thought overall we had a pretty good game. It’s a big point on the road; obviously we would have liked two points. They had a pretty bad game their last game and they were looking to bounce back from that."

Commenting on the shootout…
"It's not ideal. I have not had much of a chance to practice my shootout very much since the beginning of the year. It's part of the game and you have to try and do your best in those situations."

Anaheim Ducks Center Ryan Getzlaf
Commenting on tonight's game…

"We did a good job staying in this hockey game. We were right there and had our chances. Unfortunately it didn't come out the way we wanted it to."

Commenting on getting one point…
"It's good, but it depends on what happens the rest of the trip. Anytime you get a point you have to be somewhat happy with it. We have to work hard tomorrow night and if we can get two of three (points) that will be a successful trip."

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