Columbus Blue Jackets Post Game Quotebook 4/28

Sunday, 04.28.2013 / 12:52 AM / News
By Blue Jackets Staff  - Writer

POST GAME QUOTES

April 27, 2013

BLUE JACKETS VS. PREDATORS


We take you around the Blue Jackets' locker room and into coach Todd Richards' post-game press conference, with post-game quotes from tonight's game:

Mark Letestu

Talking about the third period

We knew we had been in that istuaion before, do or die, we just had to throw everything at them, throw everything on the ice, we came out and threw the pucks on the net and luckily 3 of them found the back.”

Once Brandon got the goal…it opened things up

“We didn’t panic.”

“Experience, we’ve been through it so many times, came out on top, we are nothing but confident in here, we knew we just had to go out and do the work.”

The season

“It’s a small success, everyone in here is going to be disappointed. We took a bigger step then I think we were given credit for at the start of the year. There should be a lot of optimism for next year.”

His career, and season

“This year a lot of opportunity… on the power play, penalty kill, lots of big minutes... happy to play with those guys and take advantage of the situations I was put in.”

Todd Richards:

"All the emotion from the win is gone."

"It was great in our building. It was a great environment."

"I’m really proud of this team. That’s what makes it so hard."

Cam Atkinson:

“The adrenaline was definitely going. I got the butterflies, and I haven’t gotten that in a while.”

“A great team effort. Good teams find ways to win, and that’s what we did.”

“We found a way, and we started believing in one another. Also got some pretty good goaltending and never looked back.”

“It was do or die in that third period. We knew we had to score a goal eventually, so Dubi found a way to score and got us going. JJ got the game-winner, and I got the nice empty netter.”

“I think that Al Pacino video definitely got the bench going.”

“Obviously, it’s a great record, but teams don’t base their success on records. We want to make the playoffs and also win a Stanley Cup.”

“It’s exciting to come to the rink day in and day out and just be with the guys.”

Brandon Dubinsky:

“We always said when were finding ways to get points that we never know what point was gonna matter the most.”

“The crowd was electric. We know that Columbus is a sports city, and they’re starving for the Blue Jackets to be good.”

“I’m not going to sit here and make any promises for next year, but I think as a team, we grew together.”

“Hopefully everybody comes back because this is a fun team to play for.”

“Everybody played for each other every night.”

“Hopefully Bob finds a way to get the Vezina – he definitely deserves it. He kept us in each and every game.”

“I’m proud of these guys, and the city should be, too.”

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

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 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Johansen 82 33 30 3 63
J. Wisniewski 75 7 44 0 51
B. Dubinsky 76 16 34 5 50
C. Atkinson 79 21 19 -4 40
A. Anisimov 81 22 17 -2 39
N. Foligno 70 18 21 5 39
R. Umberger 74 18 16 -3 34
M. Letestu 82 12 22 1 34
J. Johnson 82 5 28 -7 33
B. Jenner 72 16 13 6 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Bobrovsky 32 20 5 .923 2.38
C. McElhinney 10 11 1 .909 2.70
 
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