Post Game Quotes - Dec. 14 vs. Nashville

Monday, 12.14.2009 / 10:59 PM / News
By Blue Jackets Staff  - Writer

Nashville Predators at Columbus Blue Jackets

Blue Jackets Head Coach Ken Hitchcock
Commenting on tonight's game…

"We were slow with the puck and it's been like that for a little while. We made a lot of puck errors in our own end. Today has been a microcosm of the season to be honest with you. We create enough chances to score every night. It doesn’t matter unless you are good from the red-line back."

Commenting on the five-on-three power play in the first…
"You can look at certain things, but the issue is the red-line and back."

Commenting on the play of the team…
"We have to compete much harder that we are (right now). We make too many errors that end up in the back of the net."


Columbus Blue Jackets Player Quotes

Blue Jackets Right Wing Rick Nash

Commenting on the recent stretch…

"I think it's more than us just not getting breaks. We're going through some tough times right now and it's just a matter of sticking together and getting through this."

Commenting on what it will take to rebound from the recent stretch…
"We have to be a desperate team now. We are hurting for points, and to have one again tomorrow night, the guys will be a little tired but we have to be a lot more desperate and start gaining some ground."


Blue Jackets Left Wing R.J. Umberger

Commenting on the recent stretch…

"It's hard when you go through things like this, but that's what happens. Every loose puck, every turnover, every battle you don’t win ends up in your net. And for us it starts in our zone. We work on our zone outs and we can be in this game, but we have to compete better."

Commenting on the 5-on-3 power play…
"We're not simplifying. Just getting shots rejected. Too cute. Earlier in the year when it worked, it was one-timers from our d-men. Simple plays, it starts with that."


Nashville Predators Quotes

Nashville Predators Head Coach Barry Trotz

Commenting on tonight's game…

"We knew that they stated that they really wanted to come out and establish the forecheck, so we said let's establish ours before they establish theirs. I thought the first period we played well the only thing that kept them in it was their power play, which we talked about this morning. In the second period we took all of those penalties and had some huge kills from our penalty killers. I thought we got some momentum off the five-on-three when they didn’t score. We got a couple of huge goals at the end. When we got that last goal, I thought we would be in pretty good shape."


Nashville Predators Left Wing Steve Sullivan

Commenting on tonight's game…

"We had a lot of chances early on in the first period. I thought we had lot of momentum and a lot of puck possession time in their end. We felt positive and just built off the momentum we had in the first period and just continued on throughout the game."

Commenting on his hat trick…
"Games like that are lucky breaks and lucky bounces and shots go in when you expect them. Our line, as of lately, has been playing very well. We have been clicking."

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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

STATS

2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Johnson 2 2 1 0 3
M. Calvert 2 2 0 3 2
R. Johansen 2 1 1 -1 2
B. Dubinsky 2 0 2 0 2
D. Savard 2 0 2 1 2
B. Jenner 2 0 2 -1 2
D. MacKenzie 2 1 0 0 1
M. Letestu 2 1 0 1 1
A. Anisimov 2 0 1 -1 1
C. Atkinson 2 0 1 1 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Bobrovsky 1 1 0 .905 3.00
 
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