Murray postgame quotes - LA Kings Insider

Terry Murray’s postgame thoughts…

(on finishing the 10 consecutive road games…)
MURRAY: “That’s 15 points out of 20. That’s a nice road trip. It’s important that we just keep our focus on how that happened. The hard work, the intensity, the concentration, to bring it every day and do things right. Now we’ve got to do the same thing tomorrow at home.”

(on holding the lead after Mitchell’s goal…)
MURRAY: “The guys were really digging in on the checking part of the game. They were very responsible. Everybody worked hard. We did a better job of getting into the shot lanes later in the game, than what we did in the first period. Quick was good when he had to be good, but again, everybody had great awareness to their skill and their speed, and we stayed above the puck and got a good win.”

(on MItchell’s goal…)
MURRAY: “Well, he can shoot a puck, there’s no doubt about that. The same with Ryan Smyth’s goal, it originates from the top with Jack shooting it, and their two goals come from the top too, with the D-man shooting. That’s kind of the way it is in the National Hockey League right now. Everybody plays a very tight, home-plate attitude. They get in shot lanes and it’s very difficult to score goals with the style of play that we’re seeing today. But when you do get it up top, good things can happen if you miss that first layer. Again, four goals end up coming from the blue line in the game tonight, so it was great to see the winning goal. I thought Justin Williams made a great play on it, to hold onto it, just show the composure and buy a little bit of time, and then (Mitchell) walks in from the top of the circle and tees it up.”

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