Murray postgame quotes

Terry Murray’s postgame thoughts…

(on what cost the Kings the most…)
MURRAY: “Faceoffs. Two faceoff goals against. I felt we managed the puck a little carelessly as we went through the middle of the ice. Just not making hard plays and making them go back every time. They’re in good position structurally, they’re in great position defensively, and there’s really not any opportunities to have possession entries. You have to make real strong plays, strong decisions. We thought we could maybe do a little too much with it, and it came right back into our own end, into our net.”

(on the faceoff struggles…)
MURRAY: “Not quite as high percentage as it was last year. Our percentage was one of the best in the league last year, so it has dropped off a bit. It ended up being the part of the game that cost us tonight, two faceoff goals.”

(on the goalie play…)
MURRAY: “Both goaltenders played very well here tonight. I felt bad for Quick at the end of the game. He made some big stops. I felt that through the second period we had the better scoring chances. Luongo was really good for them. It was an interesting game.”

(on Brayden Schenn’s play…)
MURRAY: “Schenn was very good. He plays with a lot of character and a lot of composure. He’s got a huge heart and he competes hard. We liked him out of the training camp and I like him even more after this game here tonight. This was a much harder game tonight than our other young player who played last night in Edmonton, Loktionov — and unfortunately got the injury — but this is a great opportunity for us to take a look at Schenn and evaluate him. Boy, he’s going to be a good player.”

(on the lack of first-line production in Purcell’s first two games…)
MURRAY: “No, there’s no production. There’s certainly opportunities, and that’s a bit of a concern for me. Again, those situations that I’m seeing Teddy in here tonight, that’s his M.O. He ususally jumps on those scoring opportunities. I’m going to have to take a look at it. I’ll talk with our staff and take a look at it myself and think about it. We have a day to get back and get reorganized and get ready for the next game.”

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