Murray postgame quotes

Terry Murray’s postgame thoughts…

(on Ersberg’s game…)
MURRAY: “I thought he played pretty well. It’s tough, going in, having not played a lot of games, and you get one of the better teams in the league and a lot of big people around the crease. He gave us a chance. He played well.”

(on the game…)

MURRAY: “I liked the effort here tonight. I liked the compete. I liked the scoring opportunities that were generated. There were a lot of them. We’ve got to get our scoring going. We’ve lost seven of our last 10, and every one have been one-goal games. We’ve got to score. We had our opportunity on the power play, on the 5 on 3. We had a couple great looks there. It was real good, moving the puck around. Again, we’re just coming up dry in the special-team area and 5-on-5. But I liked the effort, the attitude, the compete, doing the right things. We’ve just got to find a way to score.”

(on the team’s emotional reaction…)
MURRAY: “It was a pretty good response here tonight. I liked it. I liked it a lot. The Detroit game was outstanding for us. It was a game we should have come away with a win. St. Louis, I thought we were kind of feeling our way around in the first period, and then we came back and did the right stuff. But this was good here tonight. We’ve got to build on it and just stay with it. Sometimes you go through hell. You’ve just got to keep going and come out the other side. This is where it’s at right now. We’ll get our scoring going and find a win to win some games.”

(on whether he senses players getting down on themselves…)
MURRAY: “No, I don’t. There’s a good attitude. The practice the other day, and this morning, everything was good. There’s lots of talk going on on the ice, lots of talk in the dressing room and on the bench. So no, I don’t sense any feeling of not being able to find a way to get it done. We’re going to stay with it.”

(on starting Ersberg tonight instead of Quick, after Saturday’s four-goal game…)
MURRAY: “Changing goaltenders, or putting Ersberg in here tonight, really wasn’t so much based on that. It was more that I felt that Quicker was showing a little bit of flatness in his game. I felt it was important just to give him a night off. The fact that we were playing San Jose here tonight had a little bit to do with it. Ersberg went in there this year and had a win. He did a good job and I was happy that I made the decision to go with him. He gave us an opportunity to win the game.”

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