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Kings after deadline: Notes and quotes about 5-2 win over Wild

November 13, 2011 | 12:36 am

Kings-colin_275Kings Coach Terry Murray on his 1,000th game:

"It doesn't really feel any different, anything special. It's a game that was very important for us to win."

Murray had more to say about his first game as a head coach in the NHL, when he replaced his brother Bryan as Washington's coach in 1990.

"Everything. I remember everything," Murray said. "It was like it happened two years ago. Time goes too fast, doesn't it? It was difficult because in the sense I was replacing my brother. That was hard. I was there as his assistant for six years. I was prepared for an opportunity.

"When I got the phone call, he (GM David Poile) said, 'I just want you to know that a change has been made already. It happened three hours ago. So here’s the deal: If you want to be the head coach, I want you to have the job. If you say no, somebody else is going to get the job.'

“He (Bryan) supported me 100 percent. He was totally on board with me being the person who was selected. I moved forward from there."

Center Colin Fraser, who scored his first goal as a King:

"It feels like a big weight off my shoulders. It was a huge relief. Scoring goals any time feels good. It’s especially good  because of the issues with my foot."


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Photo: Colin Fraser, right, celebrates his first goal as a member of the Kings on Saturday night. Credit: Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press