Murray postgame quotes

(on winning on the road in the first of a back-to-back set…)

MURRAY: “Yeah, in a very difficult building, against a team that has played well since the start of the year. We saw them in the first game and they showed a solid effort away from the puck. They were really skating and again, tonight, they had a lot of intensity on the puck. We got a break and we’ll take the win.’’

(on the three power-play goals…)

MURRAY: “Well, you have to capitalize in those situations if you’re going to be a team that’s going to keep moving forward. Those are situations you talk about as a group. They recognized it tonight and made it count.’’

(on Quick’s game…)

MURRAY: “Quick was much better. Thirty five [actually 33] shots on net (against), but I’m looking at maybe 10 or so from center ice. But even with that, he had a couple big stops. There was a lot of action around the net. They’ve got a big team and they’re very quick. They come at you fast. He had to be alert, and he was much better. He really regrouped and bounced back from a game that he probably wasn’t real happy with the other night.’’

(on what was said before the third period…)

MURRAY: “It’s just your fundamental stuff that you talk about. There was a couple of very technical things, tactical things, in the game that we point out. The other part of it was to get our feet moving a little bit. Want the puck, want to make plays, hold on to the puck, and that’s something that we take a lot of pride in doing. I thought that, in the middle of the season last year, we were really starting to grab that idea, and then we got away from it a little here tonight. I really liked the way that our team adjusted in several different areas of our own play here tonight. It was really encouraging to see that.’’

(on Simmonds’ play…)

MURRAY: “He’s playing very well. He has really fit in nicely there. A big body that kind of balances the line out there, too, with Kopi. I liked his effort again. He’s on the puck, he holds on, he makes plays, he’s kind of a nice complement to the style of game that those two players play.’’

(on getting some secondary scoring…)

MURRAY: “And very timely goals. Stoll’s (second) goal, those are the kind of plays that you talk about often in practices. This is the kind of stuff that we have to do in order to get maybe an ugly goal. It was a strong play.’’

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