Murray postgame quotes

Terry Murray’s postgame thoughts…

(on the game…)
MURRAY: “This was real big in here, especially the power play. The San Jose Sharks’ penalty killing is outstanding. To be able to get three power-play goals, I give our guys a lot of credit. There was a lot of composure with the puck, making plays and shooting the puck. I think, on the one power play, we just got extended time in there, Now, fatigue becomes a part of the penalty kill. No matter what your record is, it then becomes more difficult. Great job on the penalty killing at the start, and an excellent job on the power play.”

(on the first period…)
MURRAY: “They (the Sharks) had some great opportunities on their first power play. They must have had several that — I’ll take a look at the video — must have been outstanding. The penalty killers were good, but Quick was really good in that situation, and that gave us a little bit of, `OK, it’s time to get going here.’ But scoring the first goal is always important. You come in as the visiting team, if you get a goal you can build off that. From there, it becomes a little frustrating. The fans can start to get on you and you start to press a little bit.”

(on Doughty’s game…)
MURRAY: “That’s what they want him to do with the Canadian Olympic team. They want him to find openings. He’s an intelligent player. Again, the composure, holding onto the puck and finding people weak-side, it’s a great skill. He found Kopitar in the last game in here. He finds the same look in here tonight. It’s a very difficult play for any team to defend against, when you’ve got a great passer like that.”

(on Quick facing a high shot total…)
MURRAY: “I want to take a look at that. I’ll count that on the video. Halfway through the second period, that (shot) clock went very, very quickly. But still, I’m not going to take anything away from Quick. He did play well. He had some difficult saves that he had to make, and he responded.”

(on Drewiske’s status…)
MURRAY: “He got hit right here by the (players’) exit, on this end. He banged his shoulder. We’ll get a look it obviously tomorrow, with our team doctor. He didn’t come back and play, so I don’t expect that we’re going to see him anytime soon. Usually, on that kind of play, if you can absorb it, it’s, `OK, it’s just a stinger, I can play.’ But when he’s out for a while, then there’s usually more to it. So we’ll get him in to our team doctor tomorrow and get some information.”

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