Murray postgame quotes

Long flight home now, so look for the complete game story and other stuff in the (very) early morning hours. Thanks! For now, here are Terry Murray’s postgame thoughts…

(on Ryan Smyth’s status…)
MURRAY: “I don’t have an update, per se. He’s out with an upper-body injury. We’re going to leave now and get back to L.A. and have a doctor look at it, and we’ll see where it’s at.”

(on whether the injury took place on a second-period hit…)
MURRAY: “I don’t know. I haven’t talked to Smytty, so I’m not real sure when it was.”

(on a 3-2 road trip…)
MURRAY: “It’s a great road trip. When you’re playing in this league today, and traveling as much as we have through this trip, to get three wins at the end of the road trip, I would have been very happy to say to the team, before we started out, that it would be great if we could do that on this trip. And it’s done. So finishing it off, and building off the game that we played against Tampa Bay, with the same type of play… There was a lot of skating out there tonight. It was very quick. There were a lot of plays that were coming up the boards, a lot of rims. The dot-to-board game ended up being pretty good for us.”

(on rallying from the 2-0 deficit…)
MURRAY: “Even in that scenario, being down, We were fine. We were still making plays. We were getting our opportunities. We were cycling the puck. We were getting good scoring chances, lots of shots on net, not really giving up a lot. So stay with it. There was no need to panic. You’ve got to be very comfortable with what you’re seeing and what you’re doing, but it is a maturity sign whenever you do stay doing the same things.”

(on the special-teams success…)
MURRAY: “Yeah, we needed that tonight. There was a critical time in the game when we needed to get that goal to tie it up. It was huge. Special teams, I thought, were big. Jones jumping up on the penalty kill, getting a shorthanded goal. A very big night for the teams.”

(on Quick losing his stick on the game-tying goal…)
MURRAY: “I don’t know how he lost it. I didn’t see that, but I know it was lying on the top of the crease and there was action behind the net. He did take a quick look and he was trying to find it. If it’s there, and there’s a moment when he can pick it up, he will, but the stick got shot into the corner and now the puck goes up top and he’s without one of his most valuable tools.”

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