Murray postgame quotes - LA Kings Insider

Terry Murray’s postgame thoughts…

(on the 4-0 road trip…)
MURRAY: “These were all very big games, very meaningful for everybody. To win four in a row like this, at this time of the year, it’s a big dig-in by everybody. Everybody came into this road trip with a playoff mentality and did the right things in most of the games, certainly enough to get the job done. Now we’ve got to make sure we’re bringing this attitude back, and do the same thing at Staples Center.”

(on Bernier’s game…)
MURRAY: “Bernier played well. They’ve got some guys on the back end who are some big shooters. They get traffic at the net. He worked hard to find the puck at the net. He was really on top of the crease, square, and absorbed a lot of those pucks. So, a strong game.”

(on the second-period improvement…)
MURRAY: “The biggest thing was just that the puck management got better. I thought, in the first period, we were kind of inconsistent with getting pucks deep and trying to get our forecheck game going. We wanted to make some cute plays, and Nashville is a very good counter team. They came back at us and had some scoring chances off of it. That’s where you see the shot total getting up. The second period, I thought we got better at that, more consistent in getting pucks deep. Third period, we kind of went back and forth on the same thing. We turned some pucks over, but at the end of the day there were enough strong plays to get the win.”

(on finishing off the road trip with a win, unlike Long Island…)
MURRAY: “That was a very long trip in February. This was a four-gamer, but the importance of all these games, for everybody we played, was very significant, in the standings and in playoff races. To play hard every shift, and just get the job done, it says a lot about the way the team has come together, the character of the group. I’m really proud of the way they played. Most importantly, now, is that we follow it up. We’ve got some games at home, and nothing changes now. You still have very meaningful games, the rest of the way.”

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