Murray postgame quotes (Nov. 28)

The Kings are scheduled to practice tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo…


Terry Murray’s postgame thoughts…

(on the early shot mentality…)
MURRAY: “I was very happy with that. That’s the right start. You’ve got to get pucks deep. You’ve got to get after them, and I think it brings everybody into the game, with getting your legs going. You get a good feel of playing in the offensive zone, and you get the first goal. It’s just a play, because of pucks getting in deep, a turnover and it goes right back into the net. So, a real good start.’’

(on the disallowed goal…)
MURRAY: “That call should have, in my opinion, gone the other way. It’s called a goal, on the ice, by the official, and the explanation then, to me, is that it was inconclusive on the video replay judge, as to whether it was kicked or a stick, so there’s no goal. But, actually, it is a goal by that explanation, because it has to be very conclusive that it is kicked. So, it should have been a goal.”

(on Trent Hunter’s game…)
MURRAY: “Hunter played well. I thought he just continued with his game that he showed against Chicago. He was strong on the puck. He had an attitude of getting pucks to the net. He made some plays, coming off the boards on our breakouts, which is one of his strengths, So, good. We had a good feel here tonight. There was good energy and emotion in the game and it got a little exciting at the end.”

(on Dustin Brown playing left wing…)
MURRAY: “Well, he has come to me a couple times over the last week or so and reminded me that he can play left wing. You take a look at his game, quite frankly, and when he’s on the attack and he is the right winger, he does end up on that (left) side of the ice often. You go back through his days in the Olympics in Vancouver, you go back to Team USA games in the World Championships, and he plays left wing. He’s comfortable, he liked it, he made a great play on the goal, on the disallowed goal.”

(on the second-period penalty kills…)
MURRAY: “That was a critical point in the game, for sure. That’s the part of the game they wait on, very patiently, is the power play, and they’re very good at it. They’ve got a group of guys that’s been together for 10 years, and they know how to move the puck around. Quick has to be good in those situations. You kill the penalties the best you can with your forwards, but when it comes right down to it, your goaltender, against a power play like that, has to be good, and he was.”

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