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Post Game Quotes vs. Dallas - Dec. 3

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

Dallas Stars at Columbus Blue Jackets

Blue Jackets Head Coach Ken Hitchcock


Commenting on the game…
"We got everything we could out of this group tonight. We had nothing in the end, we were unlucky not to get two points because we were ahead in the shootout - we squeezed everything we could."

"The game was a very loose game. Both teams were tired. I thought we battled hard and did a great job."

Commenting on overtime and shootout…
"I think we're finding our group. We're starting to score a lot of goals, we just need to convert them to wins. We have a couple of go to guys and that's a good sign."


Commenting on Pascal Leclaire and Marty Turco …
"Our goalie was our best player today – their goalie was their best player. It was a 1-1 hockey game and it could have been 5-4, both guys were that good."

"He was outstanding – he gave us a chance to win tonight. I felt for him in the shootout, but he gave us every chance to win the hockey game. We really need him and he came through today with flying colors."


Player Quotes

Columbus Blue Jackets Rick Nash

Commenting on Dallas' power play opportunities…
"Pascal (Leclaire) looked very good on the power play, they could have been ahead by a lot of goals but your goaltender has to be your best penalty killer and he was tonight."

Commenting on Blue Jackets Goaltender Pascal Leclaire…
"He was unbelievable. That's how good teams need to win but we have to get him more goals. You can't say enough about his performance tonight."

Commenting on playing with young teammates…
"It's tough to have some key guys out of the lineup like (David) Vyborny and (Fredrik) Modin. You'd like to have those guys in the lineup, but it's giving these young guys a chance to step up and earn a spot and that should be exciting for them."


Columbus Blue Jackets Adam Foote

Commenting on the shootout decision…
"They are good in the shootout, but we all have a chance in the shootout; really it's a crapshoot."


Visiting Head Coach Quotes

Dallas Stars Head Coach Dave Tippett

Commenting on Niklas Hagman’s shootout game-winner…
"Nobody knew what 'Haggy' was going to do, including us, and it turned out all right. He called it on the bench and said it was going to be something with his backhand so Jussi (Jokinen) must have known.


Commenting on the flow of the game…
"That's low scoring with lots of turnovers. I think you got two teams that are a little bit fatigued. Lots of chances. Both goaltenders, I thought, were excellent. That's kind of the game we thought it was going to turn out to be right there."


Commenting the play of Chris Conner…
"He's been excellent for two or three days now, so that's just the kind of play you're looking for. You're looking for a little spark there, somewhere, and he gets a quick break and gets the goal we needed. Their goaltender (Leclaire) was very, very good before that. He made some great saves. So did ours, but we needed the one equalizer and he got it."

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