Murray explains why some players needed extra rest tonight

More from LA Kings coach Terry Murray’s post game presser…

Question – Does it take a while to get the lines back to where you want them after a long kill like that (in the first period)?

Murray – “Oh yeah. I’m using my top guys and that’s hard work. When you get caught out there, especially the way (Vancouver) passes the puck, you just can’t make a change. The goalie can’t stop it and there’s a lot of anaerobic work and that is fatigue. When they do come back to the bench I have to give them some extra time to recover and that does throw a little wrench into everything, but that’s hockey. It takes a little while to get it sorted out so they can get back to normal play again.”

For more of Murray’s post game comments click here.

To see what Jonathan Quick had to say click here.

More to follow.

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