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Post Game Quotes - Sept. 22 vs. Washington

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

Washington Capitals vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

Preseason

Blue Jackets Head Coach Scott Arniel
Commenting on tonight's game…

"I thought we came out strong and created some chances and had a great first period. (Capitals goalie) Semyon Varlamov made some great stops and (Blue Jackets goalie) Steve Mason was good as well. Washington gained some momentum after their second goal, but our second period was ugly."

Commenting on the play of center Ryan Johansen
"I thought he did lots of good things. He created some good things out there. He was stronger on face-offs and that is one area he's got to continue to improve on, but did well tonight."

Commenting on the Filatov-Brassard-Voracek line…
"I thought they did a lot of good things and created real good chances, they hit some goal posts and a crossbar. They have to find a way to bury chances, but I liked the way they created. I want them to be offensive and use their skills."

Commenting on the play of goaltender Steve Mason
"I thought Steve was real good. He had some quality stops he had to make and got bumped by our defenseman on the second goal."


Columbus Blue Jackets Player Quotes

Blue Jackets Left Wing Rick Nash

Commenting on tonight's game…

"It was a tough game even though it was an exhibition game, but no matter what the circumstances, you don’t like to lose. Tonight we lost but we have to learn some things, like not sitting back. And when we played an aggressive style we had a lot of chances and make sure we continue that."

On rookie center Ryan Johansen
"I thought he was great. It's tough playing your first game and getting up to speed. It's a tough job for him, but I thought he was great for his first one."

Blue Jackets Center Ryan Johansen
Commenting on making his unofficial NHL debut…

"It was very exciting to see my name on the sheet yesterday to see I was playing with Nash and (R.J.) Umberger. It was unbelievable. Even though we lost it was still a fun game. For my first one being in Columbus it was pretty exciting. Having those two beside me it was a lot of help. They always seemed to be in the right spot and on the bench they were giving me tips. So I am just learning and taking in as much as possible and keep improving."

Washington Capitals Quote
Capitals Head Coach Bruce Boudreau
Commenting on the play of his team tonight…

"You could go from Marcus Johansson to Cody Eakin to Mathieu Perreault. I thought all played really well at center. The wingers and the forwards, I thought were pretty good and the goaltending was exceptional when it had to be. And Matt Hendricks played good, too."

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