Murray postgame quotes

Terry Murray’s postgame thoughts…

(on Jarret Stoll’s status…)
MURRAY: “I think he pulled his groin, right there in the middle of the third period. We took him off, and we’ll see where he is. We’ll evaluate him tonight or tomorrow.”

(on the early allowed goal and the early timeout…)
MURRAY: “You can’t play against good hockey clubs without intensity and making the right plays. That’s a play [Doughty neutral-zone turnover] that’s got to be made 100 percent of the time. Unfortunately, we got behind, and I just put a little bit of the focus on coming to play the right way against a good team, all the time.”

(on the early timeout…)
MURRAY: “After the goal, there were a couple more shifts, and we didn’t really jump up to the intensity level of the game. We were kind of waiting around, feeling our way around the game, and seeing how it was going to play out. Vancouver kept coming at us, so we have to get to the attention of the players. I thought, after the timeout, we started to pick it up a bit. I thought, in the second and third periods, there were some good things happening. We had our opportunities on the scoring side of things and we just couldn’t get it done.”

(on being a “target” at the top of the conference…)
MURRAY: “Everybody is coming to play a good game now. That’s to be expected, whenever you’re in the playoff hunt and playing well as a group. You’ve got to expect the best competition coming from the opposition. Vancouver, they’ve got a big homestand here. They’re going to come out and take advantage of it and push us as hard as they can. They made us make some mistakes with the puck. We didn’t manage it very well. We had some turnovers and they capitalized on it.”

(on whether he was surprised by the poor start…)
MURRAY: “Yeah. We’ve got three road games here before our big break, and that’s a great opportunity to play well and keep building on the standings. To come out a little flat… It’s hard to know if we were flat. The very first shift, up until the giveaway, was fine. Everything was going fine. But then, the next two shifts after that goal against, you’ve got to respond to that. You have to pick it up, and somebody has to take charge, and we didn’t do that.”

(on why Vancouver is so hard to score against…)
MURRAY: “They’re a good defensive team, starting with Luongo in net. They always have four back, five back. They flip the puck over the top, out of their zone, more than any team I’ve ever seen here today. That’s just part of their gameplan, so you’ve got to go back and get it and do it all over again, if you don’t score on the original puck possession or you get a rebound. That’s what they did really well tonight, was to get the puck out of their zone.”

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