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).

The Mayor
www.twitter.com/MayorNHL
www.facebook.com/MayorsManor

Recent Articles

Richards Kings Feb2013

The Mayor on NHL Radio with latest Kings news

Follow @mayorNHL Here is a free replay of the “The Mayor” John Hoven talking LA Kings on Top Shelf with Jimmy Murphy this week. During the spot on NHL Network Radio, they discussed GM Dean Lombardi’s status in the NHL, Anze Kopitar, Marian Gaborik, Tyler Toffoli, Mike Richards, Brayden McNabb, Andy Andreoff, Darryl Sutter, and much [...]

Berube Kings mask 2013

Details on new contract for Kings goaltender JF Berube

Fresh on the heels of new contracts for a pair of key prospects yesterday, defenseman Brayden McNabb and forward Andy Andreoff (full details here), the Kings have now inked goaltender J.F. Berube to a two-year deal. It’s a nice birthday present for the native of Repentigny, Quebec, who just celebrated his 23rd birthday a few [...]

Andreoff Kings Top Prospects 2013 MayorsManor

Details on new contracts for Andreoff and McNabb

Two names that most Kings fans probably aren’t that familiar with yet – but will be shortly – inked new deals with the club today. If you’ve been following along closely over the last six months, you’ll easily recall that MayorsManor has reported on numerous occasions that one of GM Dean Lombardi’s top priorities in [...]

Recent Videos

Slash

VIDEO: Slash performs National Anthem for Game 3

No Pia Toscano? No problem. Legendary guitarist Slash - of Guns N Roses, Velvet Revolver, and Slash's Snakepit - performed the National Anthem at Staples Center prior to Game 3 of the Western Conference Final between … [Read More...]

Watch Other Recent Videos