Post Game Quotes - Sept. 29 vs. Chicago

Blue Jackets score 7-1 victory over Blackhawks

Monday, 09.29.2008 / 10:25 PM / News
By Blue Jackets Staff  - Writer

Columbus Blue Jackets Quotes

Blue Jackets Left Wing Kristian Huselius
Commenting on the chemistry with (Derick) Brassard and (Rick) Nash…
"Yeah, it's not easy to just go out there and play together, but I think as we are coming along. It's getting better and better, and I think we’re coming along as a team, too."


Blue Jackets Left Wing Rick Nash

Commenting on the chemistry with his line…

"I think it's too early to tell; it's only been two games. I definitely don't feel as good as I can, but I'd say after two games we're gelling together and we’ll keep practicing and we’ll be good."


Commenting on the power play unit…
"Yeah, it was really good. It was clicking. We were getting pucks to the net. (Fedor) Tyutin and Rusty (Klesla) were doing a great job back there quarterbacking it. We just have to keep on practicing and we'll be fine."


Blue Jackets Defenseman Fedor Tyutin

Commenting on the turnaround from the first period to the second period…

"We started playing more of a team game and worked as five guys, five in the front and five in the back. That's what helped us elevate our game in the second period."


Commenting on the chemistry amongst the defenseman…
"It's too early to say that, but, of course, it's a pretty good showing. We'll see what's going to happen later; hopefully it's going to keep going the same way.


Blue Jackets Head Coach Ken Hitchcock

Commenting on tonight's game…
"Our special teams, our power play gave us life. We took the timeout to get personnel out there – we needed to make sure we had the right people on the ice for the five-on-three and it worked. I thought our puck rotation on the power play was good and we did some good things."


Commenting on defenseman Fedor Tyutin
"He's a really solid guy. He's a good player that's been well coached – little things with the puck and without the puck. Little things that get us out of trouble."


On left wing Raffi Torres…
"Torres is a third line player for me that can play as a second line player, no problem. He's a big strong guy, he's got great touch around the net and the little bit we saw him – he's a very, very effective player. He and Michael (Peca) have chemistry together."


On defenseman Christian Backman…
"He's got great composure – he's got a great shot and he did a really good job. He's a very good defenseman moving forward in the zone. He had an assist moving forward in the zone … His game is best when he plays like we're down on a goal."


Visiting Head Coach Quotes

Chicago Blackhawks Head Coach Denis Savard
Commenting on tonight's game…
"There are some guys trying to make this team that are playing positions and different roles… I thought that the first period we played pretty good but when we didn't score on the five-on-three, that changed the game."


Commenting on the team's penalty kill…
"We played hard the first part of the game and obviously our penalty kill struggled a bit tonight. We tried different people in there tonight just to see what they got, just to see if they could do it."


Commenting on tonight's roster…
"Obviously, it's training camp and we're looking to see who is going to make our club. That's the main thing that we are doing here."

Commenting on Ben Eager's leadership…
"That's what he is all about. He is the type of guy that is going to show leadership out there, work hard for his teammates and do what he has to do."




1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52


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