Murray postgame quotes

Terry Murray’s non-Phaneuf-related postgame thoughts…

(on how to get the first line going again…)
MURRAY: “Just keep playing them. We’re talking, we’re reviewing, we’re practicing, we’re giving them the opportunity. Five on five, power play, 4 on 4, penalty killing. It does go to the hands of the players sometimes, too. We’ve all been there, as players, where you go through tough times, but it eventually comes back to the player, that you’ve got to work your way through it and find a way to get the job done. Everyone is aware of Kopitar and the line. Five back, and matchups and all that, but that’s the territory that he’s got to deal with.”

(on losing another one-goal game…)
MURRAY: “Yeah, losing by one goal, it’s a little frustrating, but you’ve got to find a way to turn it around, that’s all. I thought we played pretty hard here tonight. We had our chances. Kiprusoff was very good, and to lose the game on a little hand-off play from behind the net probably makes the feeling worse.”

(on whether the goal was Ersberg’s fault, or a lack of communication…)
MURRAY: “I don’t know if it was communication. I think guys were back in position. It just seems like there was an attempt to recover the puck, and then at the last second there was a little push to it and it just caught everybody off guard, between their feet, and they score on it.”

(on Ersberg’s overall game…)
MURRAY: “Yeah, Ersberg, I thought he did a pretty good job. He had a couple of big stops. He had a great save, I think it was on Conroy, there in the early part of the third period, just point blank. He made a great save on that. He played good. He hasn’t had many starts this year, and it’s hard for a goaltender to stay sharp, but he was good enough here tonight if we get a couple more goals for him. He would have, I think, got a win for us.”

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