Los Angeles coach Terry Murray hasn't been shy about voicing his displeasure with the Sharks' rugged play throughout the series. His latest oral target is Dany Heatley.
Murray harshly criticized Heatley after the Sharks' 6-3 victory in Game 4 for his late tripping penalty of Kings defenseman Alec Martinez.
"That's a very dangerous play," he said. "That's where you can break a leg or blow a knee out. I hate that play. That's a gutless move in my mind, a gutless move. "... To me, that's not a two-minute minor. That's a major and a game misconduct."
Heatley, not surprisingly, disagreed.
"He tried to get out of the way of me, and I didn't move, so, whatever," Heatley said of the play.
The Sharks winger also chalked up Murray's comments as a way to stir the pot and light a fire beneath his team.
"Everything is said in a playoff series, just to get something going," Heatley added. "I saw the play once, and I saw his comments, but I don't think it's a big deal."
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