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Sights and sounds: Practice April 10

The Columbus Blue Jackets practice before heading to Washington

by Staff @BlueJacketsNHL /

The Columbus Blue Jackets continued to prepare for their first round series against the Washington Capitals today, practicing on Tuesday afternoon on the main ice of Nationwide Arena before heading to the nation's capital in the afternoon.



Head coach John Tortorella commented on how the team's depth will come in handy in a long series, the dynamic ability of the players on the team and the game-breaking ability of Artemi Panarin. He also explained the team's mindset of going about their business and having fun.

Video: Tortorella on team's depth and dynamic playmakers


Captain Nick Foligno described how he approached his recovery from injury. He also went into detail on the team's confidence entering the series and echoed his head coach's words about having fun throughout the playoffs.

Video: Foligno discusses team's confidence and having fun


Rookie forward Pierre-Luc Dubois spoke about the evolution of his game throughout the season and is ready to step up to challenges of competing in the playoffs.

Video: Dubois talks about excitement to compete in playoffs



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