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Post Game Quotes - Nov. 18, 2008

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

Edmonton Oilers at Columbus Blue Jackets

Blue Jackets Head Coach Ken Hitchcock
Commenting on tonight's game…
"The fifth goal was a killer goal. We needed a save on the fifth goal, it's the one that broke our back."

"The problem with the loss is we have four days to think about it. You don't like to lose like this at home. It's not a good feeling when you're out playing a team and you kind of just melt at the end."

Commenting on the last couple homes games …
"We're letting in too many goals – bottom line."

Commenting on special teams …
"We lost the special teams game. Everybody here is talking power play, it's the penalty killing (tonight)."

"You can't live on the negative play of our special teams and win. When you lose the (special teams) game all time, you’re going to be in trouble."


Columbus Blue Jackets Player Quotes

Blue Jackets Left Wing Rick Nash
Commenting on tonight's game…

"I think the best thing is forget about this game. We got a couple days off. Lots of practice for our special teams, and come back on Saturday night and put this one behind us."


Commenting on the team being outscored 12-4 the last two home games…
"It seems like it's always long layoffs. We get a couple days off and then play again at home. It just seems like our energy level isn't high enough."


Blue Jackets Goalie Pascal Leclaire
Commenting on staying focused when facing a minimum number of shots…

"It's a little bit harder, but I don't want to use that as an excuse. It wasn't a good game for me. Like I said, it happens. You try to figure it out as quick as possible and move forward."

Commenting on tonight's game…
"It's done. It's over. 7-2 or 2-1 loss, it's still zero points in the standings for us. We don't play for personal stats here; we play for the team winning. You got to forget about it and move on. It’s too long of a season to worry about this one."


Edmonton Oilers Head Coach Craig MacTavish
Commenting on tonight's game…

"That was a wild one. We got the early power play goal and then they started coming, they've been playing well. We got one other opportunity and it ended up getting out of the first (period) 2-0. A little bit different than what we had last night, where tonight we capitalized on virtually all of our chances and last night we didn't capitalize on any. We had more last night and less goals to show for it."


Commenting on Oilers' goalie Dwayne Roloson's play in tonight's game…
"He was really on top of his game and when your goalie out plays the other guy, it's normally a pretty good indication of the result. Rollie played really well last night too and terrific tonight."

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