Murray postgame quotes

Terry Murray’s postgame thoughts…

(on Dustin Brown’s game…)
MURRAY: “Brownie had a big night tonight. Very strong, powerful, that power-forward attitude that we like to see. Especially the play with Jack’s goal. My goodness. It takes a very special player to be able to show that kind of composure under pressure and a stressful situation and still, at the same time, find the open player. He had a big night.”

(on Brown’s leadership ability…)
MURRAY: “His leadership is, for the most part, what he brings on the ice, in practice and in the games. Hard player, heavy guy, gets some hits, can really rally the team when maybe it’s off-game. He gets some emotion into the game and, at the same time, can put the puck in the net or make a big play, like we saw here tonight. He’s well-deserving of the `A’ for Team USA.”

(on the Leafs’ play…)
MURRAY: “I can’t answer that, because that’s the first time I’ve seen the Leafs play this year. I don’t have any comparables. They had some good looks. They had an unbelievable chance there. Finger, he slipped in from the back with about 10 minutes left to go in the third period. It could have been a one-goal game with 10 minutes left, and Quick comes up real big for us. They had their looks. They play. I know they’re the leading team, as far as shots on goal, on average, per game. Whenever you keep putting pucks to the net, you’re going to get your opportunities to score. I thought they played pretty well here tonight.”

(on whether Toronto’s first goal was deflected…)
MURRAY: “I took a quick look at it here between periods, at the end of the first period, and it looked like it went off Peter Harrold’s stick. But I only saw one quick replay.”

(on ending the power-play drought…)
MURRAY: “You know, we didn’t change anything. The attitude was, get pucks to the net, shoot the puck as often as possible. I wish he had kept going to Kopi there. The one time around, over the top, he shoots the one-timer and the opportunity was there again. Stay with it, guys. Don’t get away from what’s working for you right now. But anyways, we end up with Doughty getting the same look and scoring the goal. That’s a good thing, and hopefully we can keep it moving now.”

(on the tight playoff race…)
MURRAY: “It’s not going to change. It’s going to stay close. Unless we get a big push on, and unless you’re able to go 10 or 12 games in a row here, as a team, you’re not going to pull away. It’s going to be interesting and exciting and fun to be a part of it, right down to the end.”

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