Murray postgame quotes

Terry Murray’s postgame thoughts…

(on the game…)
MURRAY: “We did anticipate a hard game. You know the Flyers are going to come to play. They were playing very well coming into this game. They always give you a big effort. They play hard, they play with grit, and we saw that. We did expect that.”

(on his team’s effort…)
MURRAY: “For part of the game, we got a pretty good effort. When you lose, you’re always going to analyze the play, and break it down and see what happened. On those goals, I would like to have them all back. Mis-reads, in my view. We played well enough to win, but the Flyers played a real good road game. They played smart. They’re a good team. They’ve got some premier players, and they capitalized on turnovers, mistakes, decisions that we made, and they win because of it.”

(on it being tough to defend bounces off the boards…)
MURRAY: “You don’t have to defend the bounces. You have to defend the man, one-on-one. That’s the easy part. He’s not jumping all over the place. That’s just body positioning.”

(on the frantic play in the final five minutes…)
MURRAY: “I don’t want to get into that, because that should never have been the situation. That’s because of our own play, our own decisions with the puck, our own reads, that they had the lead at that time of the game. I know it’s hockey, I know stuff happens, but for me, tonight in this game, that game should have been more under control for us. We should have been in better position in the last five minutes of the game.”

(on the failed 5-on-3 power play…)
MURRAY: “That’s a critical part of the game. That’s where you can put the game away. It’s a 5-on-3 for the full two minutes. We didn’t get our first shot on net for the first minute and nine seconds. We looked very disorganized at times, and that was an opportunity to bury the game.”

(on the high shot total, but few quality chances…)
MURRAY: “We passed up quite a few good shooting opportunities here tonight, on the power play and 5-on-5. To me, tonight, the shot clock, I don’t care. It doesn’t matter if we had 70 shots here tonight. I’m looking at situations where it cost us goals, where we made the decisions and they weren’t the right ones. They were decisions we were doing a great job of making, on our structure and our D-zone play. That’s where we hang our hat, on the checking part of the game, and we’ve been doing it very well. You’ve got to do it against the good teams. If we would have had it, we would have won tonight.”

(on Frolov generating one shot, in the final minute…)
MURRAY: “The line itself — I don’t want to talk about Fro, necessarily — but the line itself needs to be better. I think that’s an opportunity for that line to step up against the good competition. We have some big games in front of us, and I think they’ll get it together. I trust that they will. They care about each other, they want to work hard for each other, and it will start to get going.”

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