April 23, 2010 10:52 pm

Murray postgame quotes

Terry Murray’s postgame thoughts…

(on the game…)
MURRAY: “Well, obviously it’s a loss, a bad loss. That’s pretty much where I’m going to leave it, to be quite honest. It’s a tough game, and it’s a playoff situation where you’ve got to get ready for the next one. We’ll go back home for Game 6, and we’ve got to move through it right away.”

(on whether anything stood out to him as a difference from previous games…)
MURRAY: “The big difference is that our goaltending was giving us some big stops. You can’t sugar-coat that. The goaltending wasn’t good enough here tonight. He had a tough night. I think we screened some of those shots that were coming through. I think there were a couple that were deflected. We’ve got to be better in front of him, and he has to be better himself. He’s got to get himself ready for Game 6. Quick is going to go. He’s been our guy all year long, and the one thing that I’ve always liked about his attitude is the mental toughness part of it, that he can move through bad games and get himself prepared to play.”

(on whether his team can bounce back…)
MURRAY: “That’s the way it has to be. You have to approach it that way. There’s always the ebb and flow of playoff victories and losses, and it’s going to be a test. We’ve got to respond the right way. There’s no question that they’re coming in hungry now. They’re looking to end the series and we’re looking to continue it. We’ll be ready to play. We’re going to be ready to compete.”

(on whether Quick lacked concentration and focus…)
MURRAY: “In part. I think some of the early goals there, he was off his angle, he was flat in his net. I think there are a few things we’ll have to re-address here before Game 6 on Sunday. We’ll review it ourselves in our team meeting and get him ready to go. Concenration is huge. The one thing we did, I thought, in the third period is that we came out and started to play the right way again. We didn’t break away from the system that we’re using, our structure. We had more breakdowns, I know, with goals against, but overall the guys still tried to compete. It’s a hard thing, to dig in when you’re down like that. We have to find a way to do it.”

(on how the young players will respond to an elimination game…)
MURRAY: “The right way. Play the right way. You’ve got to play the game. You’ve got to play with structure. You’ve got to play the system. You’ve got to play with energy and emotion, and you’ve got to play. It’s a great lesson for them.”

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