Scott Harrington, fresh off an early-season best two assists, complimented his Blue Jackets teammates for winning as a collective unit in a 7-4 win over the St. Louis Blues.
"You're always hopeful that it's going to turn out like that," Harrington said. "It's nice whenever it feels like everyone's contributing. I think all the guys were challenged by the coach (John Tortorella) before the game to play their best game competitively, individually, so I know as a back-end, that's what we were trying to do, trying to limit their chances."
Despite spotting the Blues a 2-0 lead, Harrington was pleased with the defense's effort throughout the game.
"They're a good team, you saw they created a lot of chances. Korpi (Joonas Korpisalo) stood on his head, but I think as a whole d-core, we did a pretty good job of trying to shut them down and move the puck up to the forwards."
When asked about his offensive production, the former second-round pick noted that offense from the back end is clearly a part of his – and his team's – identity.
"I think it's just a part of the game that I want to keep working on," Harrington said. "If you want to be a good defenseman in the league these days, you have to be able to contribute at both ends of the ice... Big part of our game as a team is having defense support the rush, and jump in holes whenever possible, so that's all the six of us are trying to do every night is try to create more chances with our forwards."
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