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Sights and sounds: Practice April 11

Final CBJ practice before Game One in Washington

by Anthony Allocco @BlueJacketsNHL /

The Blue Jackets are officially off the ice today, meaning the next time they lace up the skates will be for warm-ups of game one in Washington on Thursday night. Check out the sights and sounds from the final preparation day.




CBJ captain Nick Foligno talks about the game-breaking ability of Artemi Panarin. Foligno says he is excited to see the Breadman play in big pressure moments that are sure to come this postseason. He also talks about the difference entering the postseason last year compared this season with a late push. Finally, Foligno talks about the important stuff: best and worst playoff beards.

Video: Foligno talks about the team's mentality


Goaltender Sergei Bobrovksy discusses his excitement heading into the playoffs and enjoying the playoffs. Bob also talks about the skill of Panarin and how he manages to make the players on his line better. After talking about the penalty kill, Bobrovsky talks about his development through postseason experience.

Video: Bobrovksy discusses preparing for the intensity


Head coach John Tortorella talks about the team's maturity, the players' playoff experience and the dynamic ability of a few playmakers on the team.

Video: Tortorella on the team's maturity, playoff experience



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