December 30, 2010 11:10 pm

Murray postgame quotes

Terry Murray’s postgame thoughts…

(on his postgame message to the team…)
MURRAY: “There was no message.”

(on whether Bernier lost composure with the play around his net…)
MURRAY: “That’s the way the league is. There’s lots of heavy play around the net. He’s a young guy. He’s going to have to learn to deal with it.”

(on the game…)
MURRAY: “We’ve got to execute better. We’ve got to be more disciplined. You give anybody 5-on-3 power plays, you’re going to pay a big price for it. That was a part of the problem tonight.”

(on how to get things turned around…)
MURRAY: “We’re going to get back on the ice to practice. Out of this whole thing, that’s probably the light at the end of the tunnel for me, that we’re going to be home for six, seven games now. We’ve got practice time. We’re a young hockey club. When you’re on the road and you’re traveling, with late nights, it’s not an excuse, it’s just part of the schedule. That’s the way it is in the NHL. You’re not going to get the quality work in, to keep the habits in place. Now we’re back. We have about two weeks of being around here and playing some games, but what’s important is getting on the ice and practicing and reviewing and going through the fundamentals of the game.”

(on Hartnell’s goal off his skate…)
MURRAY: “I took a look at the replay. He’s just coming into the crease and stopping. It’s a good goal. I would want it as a good goal my way, too.”

(on the slashing penalties…)
MURRAY: “The thing with that is, I want to look at it again. I want to see them on the video. But boy, when you’re getting a slashing call that puts you down on a 5-on-3, you better have almost chopped a leg off. And I don’t know if that was the case.”

(on whether there was frustration…)
MURRAY: “There was a probably a little bit of frustration setting in. The call that was on Williams, he was just trying to recover a puck at the offensive blue line. It looked, to me, from the bench, that the Flyer player kind of cut in his lane, and there was a little bit of reaction on his part. I think it was out of frustration, and that’s where we have to learn to keep our composure in those situations. There are gong to be hard times through the games, especially when you’re playing teams that are top teams, a team that went to the Stanley Cup Finals last year. You’re going to be under the microscope, with any reaction to any play that they’re going to show. They’re going to get the benefit of the doubt, all the time. They earned that right. There will be a time when this team gets that, that call.”

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