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Post Game Quotes - Nov. 28 vs. Calgary

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

Calgary Flames at Columbus Blue Jackets

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

"They were much better than we were and much more energized in the first (period). We were energized in the second (period) and neither team had much in the third (period). Both teams looked tired in the third. And then we made the two mistakes on the boards (in the third period). It cost us two points, and we only got one."

Commenting on the team's play tonight…
"In order to win with the lead, you have to win the board battles, not give up odd man rushes. We were doing really well until we lost two big ones."

Commenting on the shootout…
"We got to talk to (goaltender Steve Mason) Mase about (the shootout goals allowed), he's moving too fast, too many openings there. We'll talk to him and get it fixed."

Commenting on having Anton Stralman as the fourth shooter in the shootout…
"(Stralman) scores in practice. You score two of the first three, you should win."


Columbus Blue Jackets Player Quotes

Blue Jackets Left Wing R.J. Umberger

Commenting on tonight’s game…

"I thought we played a pretty good overall game, but then we seemed to give them chances in the third period. We sat back a little bit again, playing a dump and chase and not keeping the puck, then two quick goals set us back."

Commenting on losing the 3-1 lead in the third…
"Giving up these goals late in the game, we need to find a way to stop this."


Blue Jackets Right Wing Rick Nash

Commenting on the third period…

"The third period we came out strong, but we are not a team that can play with the lead yet."

Commenting on tonight's game…
"We sit back too much and try to hold the lead, and no offense, we are a young team and need to learn how to keep the lead."


Calgary Flames Quotes

Calgary Flames Head Coach Brent Sutter

Commenting on tonight’s game…

"We fought back. It was a game where I thought the first 20 or 30 minutes we played a really good road game. We just did the right things and then we got away from our game in the last 10 or 12 minutes of the second period. We started to spend too much time in our own zone and got sloppy. We regrouped in the third."

Calgary Flames Goalie Curtis McElhinney
Commenting on tonight's game…

"They had a pretty good onslaught there in the second. There are a couple of goals I would like to have back. It worked out in the end and we came out flying in the third period."

Commenting on his first career shootout…
"I tried to slow it down a little bit. They made some nice moves but it was nice to get three goals."

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