Murray postgame quotes - LA Kings Insider

Terry Murray’s postgame thoughts…

(on the special-teams win…)
MURRAY: “We were due, were we not? [smiles]”

(on the game-winning shorthanded goal…)
MURRAY: “You put some of the pieces in place, pursuing the puck, putting pressure and getting down ice quickly, like Richardson. He’s quickly pursuing the puck that is cleared, and forcing a play. It ends up that Stoll gets the puck and now it’s a big goal for us.”

(on the importance of special-teams play…)
MURRAY: “I’ve also said, the power play can win you a game but the penalty kill can lose you a game. It ended up tonight that the penalty killing was outstanding at a critical time. We kept the flow going. Lots of guys were intense and on the puck and doing the right things. It was a great team effort in the last 10 minutes of the third period.”

(on Richardson’s hat trick…)
MURRAY: “I’m sure he’s pretty happy, coming back to Colorado and getting that hat trick. … There were a lot (of hats thrown) in L.A. Probably in his house there were a few. But he earned it. I made a change with the Kopitar line. I wanted a more responsible player up there in that situation, and Richardson responded. He grabbed the opportunity and then to finish it off the way he did was very rewarding for him, no question.”

(on the power-play goals…)
MURRAY: “On Kopitar’s goal, we were, `Let’s get it to the back end, let’s get shots to the net.’ And then they go down low and it’s in the net and we’re saying, `Good play.’ [laughs] It was nice to see. There’s been a lot of time, a lot of effort, put into that in the last several days, so to get rewarded with timely goals like that tonight was critical, really important.”