December 10, 2009 12:05 am

Murray postgame quotes

Terry Murray’s postgame thoughts…

(on the end of the goal droughts…)
MURRAY: “What a time to break through, for three guys who have been snake-bitten, if we want to say that, for a long time. It’s been 12, 13 games, 28 games for Purcell. Hey, they were due. We had to stay with them, keep playing, believe in them and they got it going here tonight. Hopefully they can maintain that now.”

(on beating San Jose…)
MURRAY: “We’re maturing. We’re starting to bring it together as a better team, a better group of guys. Everybody is working hard for each other. The power play, here tonight, showed real good composure. Settle things, move the puck around. They believed in the structure that we’ve been talking about, and you got a result. On the other special team, the penalty killing, for me, was huge. Absolutely huge here, at a critical time here in the third period. They really dug in and did a good job.”

(on winning another tight game…)
MURRAY: “This is a very difficult building. First of all, to score five goals, it’s a hard requirement. To protect a one-goal lead… We tried hard at that. It was 4-3 and I thought maybe we would be able to shut it down at that time. I think E (Ersberg) would like to have that one back, but you find a way. Brownie, after maybe a bad penalty on his part late in the game, where the guys really dug in and had to kill it, he stepped up, he recognized it and he made a huge play to score the winning goal. That’s about guys playing for each other. Hockey players doing the right things for their teammates.”

(on Purcell ending his goal drought…)
MURRAY: “Sometimes I think about taking him out of the lineup, but then you see what he does with the puck. He’s a skill guy, he shows composure, he can make very good plays and can score on the power play. If that’s an area that he contributes in, then he’s doing a big part for us. We have tried other people in that position, and we keep coming back to him because of the skill level he has. I’m glad we stuck with it here tonight, obviously.”

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