Murray postgame quotes

Terry Murray’s postgame thoughts…

(on the interference call, followed by the non-call…)
MURRAY: “It’s a discretion call. The referree, when I spoke with him after three or four shifts — there was a TV timeout and he came over and I asked for an explanation — he said he didn’t see the player going through the crease. The puck was lying there. That’s all he saw on their goal. So that was the explanation that I got. It’s exactly the same play. I watched the replay two or three times. It’s exactly the same play. I don’t know, on the other end, when we get the call on the goal disallowed, why it’s not a goal. I don’t understand that one.”

(on the struggles against Nashville…)
MURRAY: “You’ve got to give the team credit for coming in. I thought they played a pretty good game. They had a great start. The first 10 minutes of the first period, they did a lot of things to get their game established. On the other side of it, we wish we would have checked a little bit better in the first 10 minutes, and maybe managed the puck better in the middle of the ice to get out game going in the offensive zone. You’ve got to give them credit for their game. I thought we came back and played pretty well. We got the lead, and we had some good things going in the third period. On the forecheck, we were pressuring better with five players, better gaps through the middle of the ice. It was close to getting that third goal that would have counted, that maybe would have put the game out of reach for them, but it didn’t work out.”

(on losing a third-period lead…)
MURRAY: “In this game, you have to be able to protect a one-goal lead. That’s the way it is. It comes down to critical times, 2-1 games, 3-2 games. That’s the number-one criteria for a team, is to be able to protect those leads.”

(on whether fatigue from the road trip caused the slow start…)
MURRAY: “I don’t think so. I don’t think we ever want to go there with that. It’s our responsibility to know what’s at stake and what the importance is, and the responsibility of each player to get themselves ready to come play.”

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