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Post Game Quotes - Feb. 5 vs. Washington

Tuesday, 02.5.2008 / 10:46 PM ET / News
By Blue Jackets Staff  - Writer
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Post Game Quotes - Feb. 5 vs. Washington

Washington Capitals at Columbus Blue Jackets

Head Coach Ken Hitchcock


On the game...
"I thought in the offense zone we created a lot of chances and scoring opportunities. We knew we could take advantage of (Washington) in some situations, but I thought they did the same to us in our zone. There were a lot of shots on goal and a lot of scoring chances."

On Pascal Leclaire...
"Unfortunately, Pascal got hurt. I thought he had a beat on the game. He played terrific and gave us every opportunity to win."


Player Quotes

Columbus Blue Jackets Defenseman Rostislav Klesla

Commenting on tonight's game…
"We played a pretty intense game. It was an up tempo game. We had the lead, we couldn't get it done so it's disappointing. Another loss."

Commenting on Pascal Leclaire's injury…
"Hopefully, he's going to be okay but we've got faith in Freddy (Norrena), too. Both goalies played well."


Commenting on Alexander Ovechkin…
"He's pretty shifty and he's got a great shot so he doesn’t need much room. If someone can help you squeeze him a little bit, that's a good help. I thought we did a good job, he still got two goals. He's just a special player having a great year. The puck is going in for him. You have to give him credit."

Columbus Blue Jackets Left Wing Jason Chimera

Commenting on tonight's game…
"We played well tonight, but playing well and losing isn’t good enough. We've got to play well and win."

Commenting on the upcoming road trip…
"It's important, we play two Western Conference teams that are above us. We've got to get back in the race here and get back going. It's going to be huge."


Columbus Blue Jackets Left Wing Rick Nash

Commenting on tonight's game…
"I thought we played well, it was just that we keep on shooting ourselves in the foot. We had a poor defensive end and that's what killed us."

Commenting on scoring two goals…
"You take them any way you can get them when they're not coming easy. It's two breakaways, I was just able to beat the goalie but the main thing is we needed the two points."


Visiting Head Coach Quotes

Washington Capitals Head Coach Bruce Boudreau

Commenting on Alex Ovechkin's play tonight…
"I thought he struggled more than I've seen him in the first period. He looked tired and then he started coming on, getting stronger as the game went on."

Commenting on Ovechkin's game-winning goal…
"His shot is just so deadly, the wrist shot of his. I've been here 32 games and it amazes me everyday."

Commenting the turning point in tonight's game…
"Alex's first goal, because we hadn't scored in almost five periods, it seemed to lift the bench up; it got us into the game."

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