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Post Game Quotes - October 24

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

New York Rangers at Columbus Blue Jackets


October 24, 2008 – Nationwide Arena

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

"I didn't think defensively was a problem. We really played a sound game in the first period and then we shot ourselves in the foot in the second period by taking those two offensive zone penalties. That gave them the energy and impact to come back in the game. We created a lot of scoring chances early in the third period, but we couldn’t finish one off."

 

Commenting on the club's play the first few games of the season…
"We have the same issues that we've had for a couple games now. We don't have good chemistry on our top line right now and I think it impacts everybody else. Not sure what it is, but they are not playing well enough right now."

 

Commenting on the team…
"Brassard-Voracek-Chimera, for the second or third game in a row, have given us good energy. Backman was a great player tonight, (Fedor) Tyutin played well and we got a good effort from (Marc) Methot – lot of good efforts from second tier players."

 

Visiting Head Coach Quotes
New York Rangers Head Coach Tom Renney

Commenting on the head injury he suffered in the first period…
"I feel pretty good. I wasn't very good there for awhile, but I feel good, ready to go. I was able to watch from the medical room there. I was watching it. The guys did a good job."

 

Commenting on Nikolai Zherdev…
"When I came to the rink earlier this afternoon he was here and ready. He was looking at the ice surface by himself in solitude. I thought he was really zooming in on this one. He did a good job, he played well."

 

Columbus Blue Jackets Quotes

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

"We had a good first period, then the second and third were rough periods, we just weren't good enough."

Commenting on unsuccessful break away opportunities…
"I wish I knew. Tonight, I tried to go over his glove. I remember beating him a couple years ago. I just fanned on the shot though as simple as that, I was trying to go up top."

 

Blue Jackets Right Wing Jakub Voracek
Commenting on tonight's game…

"I think they had more speed then we did in the neutral zone. We had a strong first period but after that we stopped playing, we have to know forget about it and be focused on tomorrow's game."

 

Blue Jackets Goalie Pascal Leclaire
Commenting on tonight's game…
"They're position game is extremely soft and they generate a lot of chances out of it. They've got some experienced players and they played a good simple game tonight and it worked for them."

Commenting on teams trying to start quick against the Blue Jackets…
"I don’t think it's just against us I think every team in the league tries to have the best start possible. I don't think teams are trying that just because they are playing against us. We try the same thing we try to come out every game, I think we had a good first period, it was back and forth it was exciting, but a couple bounces didn’t go our way."

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