Kings coach ‘happy with our compete’ in loss to Penguins

Kings lost 3-2 tonight in a shootout. After the game, LA coach Terry Murray had this to say…

On the overall game – “That was a good game. The number of power plays [Pittsburgh] had in the first period; we did a great job on the penalty kill. I know we gave up one but the attitude was tremendous to get in those lanes, blocked shots, and just to really dig in. And then we carried through to the second period. The pace of the game picked up, the compete level got real heavy, our dot to the board game was as good as it’s been all year long in my opinion and I like that, it’s the way we have to play. Unfortunately, on the tying goal they got at the end, a strong play by them, over all I was really happy with our compete.”

On the Kings goals – “They’re good goals. They’re the kind of plays in a good hockey game. The puck is transitioned, there’s lots of battle, a lot of compete. Again it was a good, solid hockey game here tonight. Those are the kinds of goals that you’re looking for. The guys step up and make the plays, they score, same for [Pittsburgh]. They got a couple big plays from their top guys. But I think everybody went away pretty happy tonight.”

Check out quotes from the Penguins locker room here.

Also, James Neal and Steve Sullivan stopped by MayorsManor earlier today to weigh in on the ‘What I’ve learned so far…’ series.  You can read their comments here.

Finally, don’t miss former Kings forward Tony Granato – now an assistant coach with the Penguins – who came on for an exclusive conversation earlier today (linked here).

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