Murray postgame quotes

Terry Murray’s postgame thoughts…

(on winning with a shorthanded lineup…)
MURRAY: “We have a lot of players out of the lineup right now, so it was really important to come and play the right way, with a good checking mentality and it was nice to score the first goal. That was important for us here tonight.”

(on overcoming some breakdowns…)
MURRAY: “We had some breakdowns. We had a lot of young guys in the lineup, quite a few Manchester players that got exposed with some pretty good players by Edmonton, but the goaltender has been good for us, the last half-dozen games. Quick has been the reason why, I think, in the last four or five games, that we’ve been able to get some points. A very special effort tonight.”

(on having to shift players around so much…)
MURRAY: “Yeah. (laughs) But a lot of guys stepped up here, big time. Guys who haven’t played a lot of minutes so far this year, guys getting called up from the minors, played significant minutes and really did a great job. An excellent job on the penalty killing by a couple of guys. That’s the way it is. That’s what you have to have, whenever there is injuries.”

(on Sean O’Donnell scoring his first goal…)
MURRAY: “He almost caught my record, for not scoring goals. It’s about 200 (games), I think. But that was a big play by Kopi’s line. Willie and Frolov held the puck, made good plays, and Sean got the puck to the net with traffic, with the puck right there. I was happy for him. He has played well for us.”

(on Jack Johnson…)
MURRAY: “He took that one off the ankle, as you saw. They did an X-ray here, but I don’t even know what (the trainer) said. It was a fluroscope x-ray, whatever that is. I don’t know. It sounds like an old way of doing things, and it wasn’t clear. They’re just throwing it out and going to do it tomorrow in Calgary.”

(on Johnson trying to play in the second period…)
MURRAY: “He gave it a try. He tried, then he came back in and said, `I can’t do it anymore.’ He was under a lot of pain.”

(on having Drewiske available to fill in…)
MURRAY: “Drewiske played really good. He was a big body up in the forward position, and I think after playing up front for part of the game, going back he seemed to have a lot more confidence. He was heads-up with the puck, he was handling, skating with it. He seemed to be a much-improved player.”

(on Quick’s play…)
MURRAY: “Quick was really good, really good. The post was good to us one time there, with Souray’s shot, but Quick was very good. It’s the way it has to be, whenever you’re banged up the way we are. Again, the special teams, the penalty kill was very good at the end. A lot of big blocks, and we really dug in.”

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