Coach Terry Murray – ‘The power play let us down’ vs Dallas

Another game, another loss and still no sign of some offense.

Following their fourth loss in a row – and the final game of a sustained stretch of games at home – Kings coach Terry Murray had this to say at his post-game presser…

On the Kings’ lack of scoring – “It’s very tough. We’re losing games because of the lack of scoring. We’re looking at one-goal games every night. I really liked the opportunities we had in the third period to give ourselves a chance to tie the game up. That’s kind of been the story of our offense here in the last while. The guys are working, we killed off a lot of good penalties, it was a great effort on that part of it. The power play let us down though. We’re just not getting anything generated on the power play. Five-on-five, I liked their play. There was lots of work, a lot of compete, and lots of scoring chances. We had to get a short-handed goal to get us going but we have to find a way to finish on those golden opportunities.”

On finishing the game – “It’s getting pucks back to the net a little bit faster. Sometimes when loose pucks rebound, if you try to make one move that’s going to pull the puck to your forehand or stickhandle, it’s already too late. You just have to continue to put pucks back to the net. I thought on the luck that [Brad] Richardson had there in the third period, if he had just thrown it right back immediately he would have caught the goalie out of position.”

On the goalies – “I hope they’re able to deal with it. Their job is to stop the puck. We gave up 27 shots or so here tonight and their job is to stop the puck and hopefully we can take care of the business at the other end. Two goals tonight where one on the power play, which I didn’t like. We got beat inside. Our defenseman got beat on the inside on net and that’s a no no. You can’t give up that kind of play at your net off that read. The goalies, I hope they’re dealing with it fine and it looks like they are. They’re competing and battling and they come the next day to be ready to work again. We just have to get things taken care of on the offensive side.”

Quotes from the Dallas Stars dressing room – including their coach, rookie goaltender and Jamie Benn – are posted here.

Post game comments from Kings captain Dustin Brown can be read here.

The Kings will not be practicing on Sunday, as they’ll be flying to Boston. Mike Richards will not be traveling with the team. However, he may join them later in the road trip. We should have more info on his status midweek.

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