Kings' Murray calls out Heatley for Game 4 trip


Kings' Murray calls out Heatley for Game 4 trip

April 22, 2011SHARKS PAGE SHARKS VIDEO staff

Kings coach Terry Murray has been known to let his hockey passion get the better of him. He blasted Kings fans in March after his team was booed off the ice in a 4-0 loss to St. Louis -- on the heels of a 4-0 road trip.

Murray said the behavior of the Staples Center crowd last month was "the most embarrassing thing I have ever been through" only to follow up a day later with a mea culpa.

"I overreacted probably, in saying . . . you don't want to drag them into the reason why, but I did. There's nothing I can do about it now," Murray said.
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Will he have the same remorse about his comments to Sharks forward Dany Heatley following Game 4?

With slightly more than three minutes on the clock in the 6-3 San Jose win, Heatley tripped Kings defenseman Alec Martinez -- kicking his feet out from behind, a move known as "slewfooting."

Heatley was penalized, but Murray clearly didn't feel that justice had been served.

He called out Heatley in his postgame media session, saying there was no place in hockey for "slewfooting."

Murray labeled the play gutless and called it a sure way to break a leg or blow out a knee.

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Slew-footing can result in a major penalty, an ejection and could result in a fine or suspension.

The NHL indicated Friday in an email with Comcast SportsNet Bay Area that no disciplinary action would be taken on Heatley.

Giants hammer Taillon, return favor with 11-3 win over Pirates

Giants hammer Taillon, return favor with 11-3 win over Pirates


SAN FRANCISCO -- Madison Bumgarner allowed one run over five innings for his first win of the season, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-3 on Tuesday night.

Eduardo Nunez drove in two runs in what appeared to be his final game with San Francisco. The veteran infielder has been the subject of trade rumors and was pulled from the game in the fifth inning. Nunez was later seen on television shaking hands with several teammates in the Giants' clubhouse.

Bumgarner also singled and scored, Buster Posey had three hits and an RBI and Joe Panik added a bases-loaded triple as struggling San Francisco won for only the fifth time in 16 games.

Josh Harrison singled twice for the Pirates, who fell behind 9-0 and couldn't recover. Pittsburgh stranded seven runners in the first five innings, including four in scoring position.

Making his third start since coming off the disabled list after nearly three months following a dirt bike accident in Colorado on April 20, Bumgarner (1-4) was mostly sharp while quieting a potent Pittsburgh lineup and ending the Pirates' seven-game winning streak at AT&T Park.

Giants trade Eduardo Nunez to Red Sox

Giants trade Eduardo Nunez to Red Sox

Eduardo Nunez's time with the Giants is up as they have traded the third baseman to the Boston Red Sox.

The teams announced the trade shortly after the Giants beat the Pirates 11-3 on Tuesday night.

Fox Sports was the first to report the news.

The Giants will acquire minor league pitchers Shaun Anderson and Gregory Santos.

Nunez was lifted for pinch-hitter in the bottom of the fifth inning Tuesday night and was seen hugging teammates as he left the dugout.

In 75 games with the Giants this season, Nunez hit .308/.334/.417 with 21 doubles, four home runs, 29 RBI and 17 stolen bases.

Nunez was acquired from the Twins last summer for two prospects.