Murray postgame quotes - LA Kings Insider

Terry Murray’s postgame thoughts…

(on the game…)
MURRAY: “That was a good hockey game. That was 20 guys out there, 40 guys out there, that put a heck of a performance on. That was intense, very much playoff-like, a lot of good things on both sides, from both goaltenders. Jonathan Quick made several really big stops, especially on their power play. Early in the first period, I know Iginla had a one-timer that was as good a save as maybe I’ve seen all year long. It was a fun game to play and a fun game to coach.”

(on getting the second point tonight…)
MURRAY: “That’s what it’s all about, is the two points. We’ve got some games in hand on that hockey club, and we move up a little bit on the ladder. I always love the shootout. [grins]”

(on the shootout…)
MURRAY: “All three guys have been very good. Handzus, he’s a smart player when he goes in on those shootouts. Kiprusoff made a great play on it. We followed it up. Stoll, I’m always looking for high, glove side, but he changed it up here a little bit tonight. Then Kopitar, wow, that was special.”

(on the overtime penalty kill…)
MURRAY: “Scuds [Rob Scuderi] came off. He hurt the end of his finger, so everybody is scrambling to get out right away. That’s what happened on the penalty. There were some big plays on that 4-on-3. Obviously you’re blocking shots, you’re in the lanes, you’re discouraging shots, you’re taking away sight lines, and a lot of people really dug in on that look. Handzus and Kopitar up front. You’ve got Greene there, and Scuds. You’ve just got a lot of people digging in real hard.”

(on Calgary’s game-tying goal…)
MURRAY: “That was a line change. That’s just against one of the fundamentals that we have in place with this hockey club. We just stretched out, we got spread out. On a line change, you’re supposed to stay nice and tight, compact in the middle of the ice. Jokinen comes from deep in the right-defenseman corner, with a lot of speed. It’s a play that we’ve got to make. That’s all there is to it. It should not come down to a 1-on-1 look like that, unfortunately.”

(on Justin Williams’ status…)
MURRAY: “Williams is not OK, no. I haven’t got an update to tell you exactly what it is, but he’s not OK. He’s got an upper-body injury, and all I heard is that he will get to see the doctor tomorrow and get an evaluation and see where it’s at.”

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