Murray postgame quotes - LA Kings Insider

Terry Murray’s postgame thoughts…

(on the shootout success…)
MURRAY: “It’s always good when we score, but we know we went through some difficult times last year with it, so we’ve been on both sides of it.”

(on overcoming the second period…)
MURRAY: “There was a whole lot of momentum gained with all the power plays that Boston had. They really started to feel comfortable with the puck, and had a real attitude when the game got tied up. They really came at us with a lot of heavy play. They were banging us around pretty good, but we hung in there. The three lines that ended up playing, I thought they played their butts off. They really dug in and did a great job. And the same thing on the back end, with a lot of great attitude to pull it out on the road.”

(on being 4-0 so far on this trip…)
MURRAY: “It says a lot about the gusy in (the locker room). Everybody is working and pulling for each other. The goaltending has been great. The special teams have come through at the right times, and needed to here tonight. The penalty killing was outstanding tonight. It takes a team to do that. It’s not going to be any one line or individual. It takes a team, and each guy is a part of the group in there.”

(on getting two power-play goals…)
MURRAY: “Puck movement. We talked about five guys having to be in the right place and working hard for each other. Certainly, the guys away from the puck have to be available and doing the right thing. The first goal was just that. A great pass by Doughty, a hard pass up top, for a one-touch redirect for the shot. On the second goal, with Kopi, I thought there was just a tremendous job in front of the net with the screen by Zeus. I think there were two guys at the net, but in particular, Zeus was right at the goaltender. When you get that kind of body positioning, it’s hard for the goaltender, and that was a huge goal for us.”

(on the Kings’ road success…)
MURRAY: “To me, it’s a group of guys. Everybody is playing for the group, for the team. that’s certainly what you have to have. A reliance on one guy or one line, to get on some kind of roll like winning four in a row, it’s not going to happen in the game today. The playing field is too level. You have the pieces of the puzzle in place, and guys are feeding off each other. A lot of encouragement going on, and you get some momentum. It’s nice to keep it going.”

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.