Murray postgame quotes

Terry Murray’s postgame thoughts…

(on Randy Jones’ game…)
MURRAY: “Jonesy had a good game. He’s a veteran. He comes in and he settles in right away. He’s been around the team now for a couple weeks and I think that really helps, whenever you’re able to be around your teammates, in the locker room and on the ice practicing. He’s got a good feel for what we do as a team, and again, he’s a veteran. He steps into the game and he’s very comfortable.”

(on deciding to play Jones on the power play…)
MURRAY: “It’s a combination of him playing pretty well on the 5-on-5 play and the need to have a couple of defensemen out there instead of a forward on the back end, at a critical time in the game also. There are things that we factor in, but it’s a great read by him. That’s exactly the area that he needs to jump to on that particular play, and he gets rewarded with a nice goal. That’s a critical time, a 2-2 game, and Carolina had a lot of momentum. They worked very hard through the second period, extremely hard, and they got it back to even and we got an opportunity at a critical time and were able to respond to it.”

(on having to rally after losing the two-goal lead…)
MURRAY: “When you’re playing on the road and you’re playing a team that’s going through a rough stretch, there’s going to be times that there’s going to be desperation shown by that team, and Carolina is exactly in that situation right now. They played very well in the second period. There’s no doubt that they talked about it between periods, and needed to respond to the challenge, and they did. Every one of those guys worked hard, paid a price, played heavy and strong along the boards for some loose pucks and some scoring opportunities. They tied it up, and we got a break. We got a power play at a critical time, and we took advantage of it.”

(on Ersberg’s game…)
MURRAY: “He had two shots in the first period. I thought the guys played well in front of him. I thought there were shot lanes taken away, blocked shots. The bottom line is, the game was 2-2 and there was quite a bit of heat going on around our net, and he made some big stops. I liked his aggressiveness, a few times, on some shots, and overall I was very happy to see him getting a win at the end of the day. It’s been a long time for him.”

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