Murray unhappy with players and fans
Terry Murray had his second-shortest postgame media session of the season, as he took five questions and walked away. Naturally, Murray was displeased with his team’s effort, but also had strong words for the fans who booed at the end of the second period. Here’s the transcript of Murray’s session…
Question: Do you have any update on Kyle Clifford?
MURRAY: “I haven’t heard too much. Upper-body injury. Nothing else. That was at the end of the first period, and I have no update.”
Question: How do you explain that game?
MURRAY: “There’s nothing to explain. It’s over. There’s nothing there. We had nothing going on. There was no energy. We were totally outplayed. We had six shots at the end of two periods. We’re coming off an incredible road trip. The tank is empty. There’s nothing to talk about.”
Question: Have you ever seen anything like that? I think, at one point, the shots were 24-3…
MURRAY: “It doesn’t matter what the shot count was. Actually, it was 30-6 at the end of two periods. What does it matter? We had six shots on net. We had nothing going on. The game was over.”
Question: Did you ever think about pulling Quick?
MURRAY: “No. No. No. I wasn’t thinking about pulling Quick. It’s one of those games where nothing is happening. The energy is low. The focus, the compete. You’ve got to play. You’ve got to hope, as you get through the game, that you’re still working on your game, you’re trying to get better. But changing goaltenders doesn’t do anything.”
Question: What that one of the more disappointing games in recent memory?
MURRAY: “You know what the most disappointing, frustrating thing was? At the end of the second period, we were booed off the ice by our fans. That is the most embarrassing thing I have ever been through. That’s the worst I’ve ever been through, in all the years I’ve been coaching. I’ve been behind the bench almost 3,000 hockey games in the NHL, and booed off the ice by your own fans at the end of the second period, here after this road trip, going 4-0 in hard places, very disappointing.”