Game 1's in the books.
Behind a third-period goal from Cam Atkinson and a shutout from goaltender Joonas Korpisalo, the Columbus Blue Jackets edged the Toronto Maple Leafs, 2-0, to win the first game of their Stanley Cup Qualifier series on Sunday evening.
After the victory, Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella along with Atkinson, Korpisalo, Seth Jones and David Savard addressed the media to explain what happened to lead to their series-opening victory. Hear their thoughts in the videos below.
"We've really tried to make a point of emphasis as far as just trying to play the right way [on the power play]. Skating, keeping our sticks down and just checking the right way. I thought we did a pretty good job." - Torts#CBJ | @pedialyte pic.twitter.com/536MmCcZg8— x-Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) August 3, 2020
"I felt pretty confident from the get-go today. I think the boys played really good in front of me, battling for me to see the puck. That was awesome." - Korpi#CBJ | @pedialyte pic.twitter.com/vgP0dknp0P— x-Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) August 3, 2020
"I kinda knew where I wanted to shoot. Wasn't really expecting it to go in, but it's obviously one of those I'll take. A goal like that gives me a lot of momentum and juice." - Cam#CBJ | @pedialyte pic.twitter.com/GGXYA2kgq9— x-Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) August 3, 2020