Murray postgame quotes

Terry Murray’s postgame thoughts…

(on whether Bobby Ryan should be suspended for his hit on Oscar Moller…)
MURRAY: “No, I don’t think so. I don’t even know if it’s an automatic review, with a five-minute major like that. I would never encourage that. I don’t want to see players suspended in this game. I want to see them play.”

(on whether Ryan’s hit was unnecessary…)
MURRAY: “Sure. Unnecessary, absolutely. A little reckless. Same as the hit on Brown in front of our bench. That’s a little reckless, and that’s where I think the players need to start having some respect for themselves.”

(on the game…)
MURRAY: “Once we got settled in… The first period was a little unsettling for us. We had a tough time with the puck. It was bouncing, not receiving, not passing very well. But getting the first goal was important. Getting into the start of the second period, we showed a little more composure, carrying the puck and doing some things in the offensive zone. But to me, whenever you’re going through a difficult time, it’s important that everybody is going to contribute in some way, in a hard game, a heavy game, where you have to really stick up for your teammates and battle hard for every inch of the ice. I think that’s a good thing, and that can really help your team to get out of a difficult situation and push you on to better things. Hopefully that’s what happened tonight.”

(on the type of goals the Kings scored…)
MURRAY: “Going to the net, 4-on-4, good heads-up play by Johnson to get the puck through. Zeus is right in front. Same on the shot by Scuderi. Traffic, tips. Then Fro makes a — wow — unbelievable move, and Brownie is driving through to the blue paint again for another hard goal in a hard area. Then simply putting the puck to the net there, from a sharp angle. So, a different variety of goals, but those are the kinds of goals that you do have to score to be a team that’s going to get through things. You can’t look at just hoping that one is going to deflect off a shin pad by shooting from the perimeter. Those were hard-earned and hard worked-for goals.”

(on limiting the Ducks’ chances…)
MURRAY: “Defensively, everybody did a good job, especially in the third period. I thought we shut it down pretty well. When Quick had to give us something, he looked very sharp tonight. We have to stay with the checking game. We have a very tough one coming in here again Saturday afternoon with the Bruins, after their big win tonight in San Jose.”

(on Wayne Simmonds’ game…)
MURRAY: “It’s the old Gordie Howe Hat Trick. He’s missing something there. You know, when he played with Kopi and Smytty earlier this year, he showed the ability to do it. He showed grit, determination and the finesse around the net to score goals. Again tonight, he does the same thing. I loved his attitude here tonight. Very involved, very competitive and looked like he fit on that line.”

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