Murray postgame quotes - LA Kings Insider

Terry Murray’s postgame thoughts…

(on the game…)
MURRAY: “Some real strange plays out there, strange goals. Power-play opportunities were there, though, at the end of the day, to win the game for us, and penalty killing was there to get us through overtime, and neither one of them did the job for us.”

(on the fluke goals, after Quick’s turnovers…)
MURRAY: “Those are not fluke plays. Those are giveaways. That’s a puck on your stick, that’s concentration, that’s making the right play, the right decision with the puck.”

(on whether he considered pulling quick from the game…)
MURRAY: “No.”

(on whether he’s concerned about a lack of production, 5-on-5 and on the power play…)
MURRAY: “Sure I am. Five-on-five play, I’ve been talking about that now for three years, on the goal-scoring side of things. We were 30th in the league two years ago, and made a big jump last year. We’re kind of stuck, spinning our wheels in about the same place this year, as last year. It’s a concern. You’ve got to score. You’ve got to find ways to win those games when you have those opportunities, and it carries over to your power play. There’s a lot of confidence, to know that you’re going to be able to execute the right way, and you can get the result you need, whether it’s 5-on-5 or special teams. It’s a concern. Our power play is dropping, percentage-wise, and that has to be good when you play in this league, if you’re going to be a good hockey club. We’re going on the road now, for five games, in real tough buildings. You’re going to get your opportunities for it to be the difference in the game again, and we’ve got to find a way to get it done.”

(on the four-minute power play and whether he thought Miettinen’s high stick was accidental…)
MURRAY: “Not good enough, obviously, because we didn’t score a goal. That could have won the game for us. I’m not going to say any player would ever intentionally, deliberately high-stick a guy to the face and try to injure him. That would be wrong for me to do that. It’s competitive play. It’s guys coming together. There are lots of things happening in tight spaces out there, and stuff happens. To me, it’s an accidental play and we got the four-minute power play.”

(on the likely addition of Marco Sturm…)
MURRAY: “His resume is pretty good. On the offensive part of the game, he has put some pretty good numbers up in his career. He’s a well-round player, can play both ends. He’s a north-south player who plays in all situations. A lot of speed, a lot of quickness. He’s going to put a lot of pressure on defending teams, defending defensemen, with wide attacks. And he’s a character guy. So we’re excited to bring him in.”