Murray postgame quotes

Terry Murray’s postgame thoughts…

(on the difference in the game…)
MURRAY: “The first goal against is the one that unraveled us. From that point, we did not regain our composure in the game in the proper way. It just became easy for them. We ended up, at times in the second period, just watching. They recognized that and just kept building off the momentum they got off plays earlier in that period.”

(on whether it’s typical to lose momentum after a goal like that…)
MURRAY: “Well, it’s not always going to let you down, but in this specific game, it did. That’s the one that kicked open the door for them, and they fed off the break and just started to do things in the offensive zone, getting pucks in, bringing a lot of speed to it, and we just ended up in situations where we were trying to chase the man with the puck, and we weren’t able to get any pins to stop the cycles and, as a result, they gained momentum and came back at us with the next line.”

(on being hurt by penalties…)
MURRAY: “I think the penalties are tied into the same kind of scenario, for me. We stopped skating, really going after things aggressively. You look at the penalties, interference, a couple of hooking penalties. Usually that means that you’re just chasing people from behind, and you’re getting yourself into a very difficult situation.”

(on poor recent results against Nashville…)
MURRAY: “For the past several years now, they’ve put themselves into situations where they’ve been a playoff team or they’ve been right there, in trying to get in late in the season. So they know the importance, and they know how to dig in and do things. They recognize that critical point in the game. Again, to me, that goal in the first period was one of those, `ah ha’ moments for them, and they said, `OK, now we’ve got to get our legs going and start skating and start putting pressure on them,’ and they did.”

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