Murray postgame quotes - LA Kings Insider

Terry Murray’s postgame thoughts…

(on winning after the late night…)
MURRAY: “That’s a character win. That’s digging in and playing with the right kind of an attitude to get back in the win column. Just building off the momentum of the last couple games. We talked about that. They were good efforts, and we just weren’t able to find ways to win, but tonight it was very good, doing the right stuff. A real good character win for us.”

(on his thoughts halfway through the season…)
MURRAY: “Real good. I’m happy with where we’re at, as far as our overall team play. From game one, it’s been very good at times. We’ve hit a few bumps along the way, but overall, we’re pleased. Not satisfied, but we’re pleased. Our special teams are in pretty good shape, outside of the early part of our penalty kill. It has bounced back and done a very good job. I think we showed that here tonight, in critical situations. We just have to know that this is only halfway, and keep going.”

(on tonight’s new lines…)
MURRAY: “I went through hundreds of different line combinations, from the plane ride last night, through this morning, and then I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with combinations, even at lunch time. I finally settled on this. We just needed a change. You get one win in the past six games, you need a change. You need some different look to reenergize guys, and I liked what I saw from a few players. Segal steps up to a higher line and played very well. Brownie brought some differen things to Kopi’s line and I think their plays, the results of their energy, showed that they liked it.”

(on Quick’s game…)
MURRAY: “Quick, he played good. He was prepared for the game. He knew, before we left for this road trip, that this was going to be his (game), and I think he came away from the last game against them and felt that he needed to be better, knew he needed to be better, and he was.”

(on Frolov’s game…)
MURRAY: “That’s as much jump, and as well as he has played, in a while, the last dozen games maybe. Not just the results either. He was moving his feet. Good energy in his legs. He was on top of the puck. He was holding on and making plays. That’s the kind of player he can be for us, and that’s what we need from him.”

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#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

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#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

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Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


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Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


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