Murray postgame quotes - LA Kings Insider

Terry Murray’s postgame thoughts…

(on winning after giving up the late regulation goal…)
MURRAY: “I’m not disappointed and I’m not surprised that stuff like that happens. I’m watching games in this league right now and it is incredible what is happening late in games, overtimes, shootouts. We would certainly love to have it shut down, when you have a faceoff at the offensive blue line, offside dot with 11 seconds left. You’d like to feel that you can do that every time, but things do happen. They’ve got some very good players and they came, they just rushed us with five, six guys and got the bounce that they needed.”

(on Dustin Brown’s game…)
MURRAY: “He played good. He played very hard, very intense and that’s a big part of a captain’s responsibility, is to not only be a good player but to lead the way with intensity and compete and put the extra effort in to help a team get the job done. It was a solid game by Dustin Brown here tonight.”

(on the power play…)
MURRAY: “That’s what you have to have on the power play. In the offensive zone, you’ve got to recover pucks, you’ve got to be intense and move it around, make it do the work for you. We had a shot mentality in the early part of the game that was like the way it was in the last game, which was tremendous, and that’s just where you have to stay with that. You get people in front of the net, like Brownie, you’re going to get results at the end of the day.”

(on Jonathan Quick bouncing back from the late goal…)
MURRAY: “Quicker, to me, that’s one of the strengths of his attitude, his makeup. He’s able to bounce back from goals he wishes he could do over again, or a game that isn’t so good. He’s mentally tough and he can get himself refocused. You can see at the end, in the shootout, when Brownie is going in for his shot, (Quick) does not lift his head. He has bowed his head. He’s looking at the ice. He’s just getting his concentration up, because he knows he’s got one more shooter and he got ready for it. At the end of the day, he made some huge stops in the game and, obviously in the shootout, did the right stuff for us.”

(on Oscar Moller’s game…)
MURRAY: “Oscar, I thought for the first game in a long time here, he was really good. Composure with the puck, made plays, strong with the puck. He used some speed and, on the power play, he had great composure to move it around and generating opportunities. So, a strong game.”

(on Boyle’s shootout goal…)
MURRAY: “My view of it was that Quick’s stick hit Boyle’s stick. And I don’t know if it touched the puck or not. My argument was that it did touch the puck. If it did, then it’s a double hit and it’s an illegal goal. That was the discussion I had at the end there, too. It is a reviewable situation. If it does touch the goaltender and then it goes in, then it is disallowed. That was just a conversation. It was not a review. It’s the discretion of the referee to review it.”

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