Murray postgame quotes

Terry Murray’s postgame thoughts…

(on the shootout success…)
MURRAY: “It’s always good when we score, but we know we went through some difficult times last year with it, so we’ve been on both sides of it.”

(on overcoming the second period…)
MURRAY: “There was a whole lot of momentum gained with all the power plays that Boston had. They really started to feel comfortable with the puck, and had a real attitude when the game got tied up. They really came at us with a lot of heavy play. They were banging us around pretty good, but we hung in there. The three lines that ended up playing, I thought they played their butts off. They really dug in and did a great job. And the same thing on the back end, with a lot of great attitude to pull it out on the road.”

(on being 4-0 so far on this trip…)
MURRAY: “It says a lot about the gusy in (the locker room). Everybody is working and pulling for each other. The goaltending has been great. The special teams have come through at the right times, and needed to here tonight. The penalty killing was outstanding tonight. It takes a team to do that. It’s not going to be any one line or individual. It takes a team, and each guy is a part of the group in there.”

(on getting two power-play goals…)
MURRAY: “Puck movement. We talked about five guys having to be in the right place and working hard for each other. Certainly, the guys away from the puck have to be available and doing the right thing. The first goal was just that. A great pass by Doughty, a hard pass up top, for a one-touch redirect for the shot. On the second goal, with Kopi, I thought there was just a tremendous job in front of the net with the screen by Zeus. I think there were two guys at the net, but in particular, Zeus was right at the goaltender. When you get that kind of body positioning, it’s hard for the goaltender, and that was a huge goal for us.”

(on the Kings’ road success…)
MURRAY: “To me, it’s a group of guys. Everybody is playing for the group, for the team. that’s certainly what you have to have. A reliance on one guy or one line, to get on some kind of roll like winning four in a row, it’s not going to happen in the game today. The playing field is too level. You have the pieces of the puzzle in place, and guys are feeding off each other. A lot of encouragement going on, and you get some momentum. It’s nice to keep it going.”

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