(More) Murray postgame quotes

(on whether, in defeat, he measures the Kings against Detroit…)

MURRAY: “We went through that last year. We’ve got to move by that. You have to look at yourself. You can’t look at any game as a comparable for where you’re at. You’ve got to come to play, and play your game. We’ve been playing very well, and we just let ourselves get away with play that’s not acceptable. It’s not going to work against a good team like this. They’re a veteran hockey club. They know how to win in many different ways, and they can exploit those critical moments in the game.’’

(on what he thought went wrong in the second period…)

MURRAY: “Right at the start, I didn’t think we were too bad, at the very beginning. They scored the goal right after the faceoff, that first one. I’d like to have that one back, and then a power-play goal, then it’s 2-0 and now it’s time to dig in or it’s going to be a real long night. The air seemed to be let out of our tires a bit after that first goal.’’

(on Kopitar’s hard landing after a first-period hit…)

MURRAY: Yeah, I think he’s all right. That was a little bit of a flip there by Cleary, I think it was, in the middle of the ice, but he seemed to bounce back.’’

(Note: Kopitar didn’t miss any time and, after the game, said he was OK).

(on the penalties, whether they were bad calls or the result of not working hard…)

MURRAY: “Well, however they were, we have to kill them. We need to be identifying those power-play situations, when we have to really dig in and be desperate and make sure we get through it. They scored right away off that look that they’ve been showing for the last 15 years, with Holmstrom in front of the net and the puck coming from the blue line. So again, however (the penalties) happen, it doesn’t really matter. The fact is, you’re going to have to kill them.’’

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