Skip to main content
The Official Site of the Columbus Blue Jackets

Blue Jackets News

Post Game Quotes - Nov. 16 vs. Edmonton

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

Edmonton Oilers at Columbus Blue Jackets

Blue Jackets Head Coach Ken Hitchcock
Commenting on tonight's game…

"I thought both teams had periods of time where both teams looked kind of tired. We've had a busy week with a lot of stuff going on, emotional things going on with Detroit and to come back from that and then yesterday was a busy day for the players."

Commenting on the team's play tonight…
"It's all about getting points; just find a way to get points. It would have been a tough pill to swallow (not to get points tonight). We’re pretty happy right now. We didn't play our best tonight, but we got points and that's a good sign."

Commenting on the special teams play tonight…
"It's been consistent. We were good on the power plays today."

Commenting on the play of goaltender Mathieu Garon…
"He's been good all year for us. He's given us a chance to win every night. He’s played really well. We're really happy with his professionalism. He makes big saves at the right time. Our guys play really well in front of him all the time. All in all, when you get a goalie that will give you quality starts like this, it's going to be a huge factor for the season."


Columbus Blue Jackets Player Quotes

Blue Jackets Goaltender Mathieu Garon

Commenting on Ales Hemsky's goal…

"(Dustin) Penner was in front of me, and for some reason, I thought he was going to touch it, so I think that's why I opened my stick a little bit. I kind of cheated and couldn't see the puck."

Commenting on Edmonton's scoring chances…
"Yeah, most of their shots were good scoring chances. They aren't a team that's shooting it from the blueline just for a rebound. They hold on to it and wait for a good scoring chance."

Blue Jackets Defenseman Anton Stralman
Commenting on tonight's game…

"Well, it's a five-on-three, I mean you try to shoot obviously, and try to move the puck a lot and take the shots from the side and get the goalie moving and (Kristian) Huselius made a great pass. I was getting ready to shoot and I got it off and it slipped through his legs."

Commenting on tonight's game…
"I think both teams had a pretty big game and it was a battle of the power plays and that was even, so a shootout, and Garon played great."


Edmonton Oilers Quotes

Edmonton Oilers Head Coach Pat Quinn

Commenting on tonight's game…

"The game is kind of a victory in a sense. The trip has four one-goal games on it and somehow we have to make a step and grab those points. We have to figure that out. We had two real good periods. The second period we had some turnovers and played too much in our zone. We had some good efforts from our players and we will take the positives out of that and head home and see if we can get back on track."

Edmonton Oilers Defenseman Sheldon Souray
Commenting on tonight's game…

"We had a pretty good effort from everyone. We had great goaltending tonight. If it weren’t for our goaltending, we probably would not have been in that game in the third period. We had a couple of break downs. We got away lucky. Our goaltending was solid. We had a pretty good effort tonight."

Commenting on his performance in his second game back from injury…
"I was comfortable. The guys are playing hard and playing well. I just tried to come in and not do too much. The guys are giving great efforts and I am just trying to come in and take some of the pressure off some of the guys. We were lucky enough to catch a couple of breaks."

Edmonton Oilers Defenseman Dean Arsene
Commenting on playing his first NHL game…

"It felt great to be quite honest. I tried to make the most of my shifts and didn't want to make any mistakes; just go out there and play hard. I felt more comfortable as the game went on. I think when I stepped out there for the first shift all of the butterflies’ disappeared."

View More