Murray postgame quotes

Terry Murray’s postgame thoughts…

(on the game…)
MURRAY: “They have a good hockey club over there. They’ve got a lot of different looks they can throw at you. I thought we played pretty well. It’s a very difficult team to play against. There’s a lot of sorting out, a lot of reads you have to make. In the end, we just didn’t make the right one.”

(on getting one point…)
MURRAY: “At this time of the year, all of the points are very good. You’d like to get the other one out of this one. That would be very nice, but when you get down to the final 20 games of the season, any point you can put on the board, especially on an away game in a very tough building to play in, is a point we’ll take.”

(on the matchup against Chicago…)
MURRAY: “I thought there were some stretches of time, in the offensive zone, that we did a pretty good job with our cycles, getting plays and pucks to the net. On the other side of it, though, the Blackhawks cycled very well, especially in the second part of the second period. Quick had to come up and play very well at that time.”

(on Quick’s play…)
MURRAY: “Well, the 5-on-3 early in the game is a big kill for us. The guys did a great job. The goaltender, obviously, is doing the right stuff for you, so that gives you an opportunity to regroup and get back at it again. He had to make some stops. I didn’t think there was a lot of sustained attack, though. Our defensemen were pretty good at finding those loose pucks to limit the number of rebounds and third opportunities. Quick did his job though, for sure.”

(on the overtime goal…)
MURRAY: “Well, several things happened on the play. It’s a transition play. One of our D is jumping (up) and the second defenseman is coming behind him. That’s just a read that you have to make. You have to stop and you’ve got some responsibilities away from the puck. Then the attempted pass is something you’d like to not see. A backhand pass through the middle of the ice is a hard one to make. I know what his intentions were. They were good, but just on the other side of it, on the checking part of it, we want to make sure that one defenseman is doing his job defending.”

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