Murray postgame quotes (Oct. 29) - LA Kings Insider

Terry Murray’s postgame thoughts…

(on the game…)

MURRAY: “The forecheck was pretty good. Pretty good. We had our moments in the game where it was really good, and then at the end, though, we had problems getting out of our end. So you get into the third period, at a critical time, and there was no forecheck at all because of the play that we were having problems with on our breakouts.’’

(on the overtime power play…)
MURRAY: “We’ve scored goals on that one already this season. That’s exactly the play that we want to run. You want to get out of there, though. You can’t hang out. You go through the rotation, you bring it back and you start over again. You can’t just hang out and wait and not have a net presence.’’

(on not scoring on early power plays…)
MURRAY: “Power plays, if you don’t score on them, are always missed opportunities. I thought we had some offensive-zone time. You build momentum. We had some good things going on, but you want to score early, especially when you have two in a short period of time in the early part of the game like that.’’

(on the line-combination changes…)
MURRAY: “We tied the game. Kopi gets the big goal that ties the game up, 2-2. I thought we had, in the second half of the second period and in the third, we had some really good looks. We played well enough to win the game. Phoenix played well tonight. They had a player who stepped up, big time. Vrbata played a big-time game, two goals and set up the winning goal in overtime. That’s a big effort.’’

(on Doughty’s game…)

MURRAY: “Drew, his intentions are always great. He wants to make a difference out there. I thought there was a little bit of rust in his game. There were some plays where you’d like to see him move the puck a little faster, some turnovers that happen. But that’s a matter of time off. Conditioning-wise, he was very good. He was up with the pace, leading the way sometimes. He will get through the next couple games and he should be ready to go.’’