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May 28, 2013 9:45 pm

May 28 postgame quotes: Matt Greene

On what came together in Game 7:
“Guys just got back to playing our game plan, you know? Spending a lot more O-zone time – I think that’s what they got a hold of – and also staying out of the box, too. I mean, they get a lot of confidence off their power play. Trying to stay out of the box there, especially in the first period. Not trying to give them a lot of momentum on that and try to get our game going.”

On how he would describe the defensive efforts:
“You can always be a little tighter. I think they were putting some good pressure on us, but I think we were doing a good job of if there was a mistake made, there wasn’t a second or third mistake made after that trying to cover up for the first one. It was a good job by the forwards, especially helping us out down low. I thought the wingers had a great game along the wall. They were pinching all night. For the wingers to give you help and get pucks out of the zone, it’s always a blessing.”

On how he reacts and what he says to Quick after highlight-reel saves:
“You just tell him good job, and hopefully he just stays in the zone. That’s the way he’s been going, and you just want him to keep going that way.”

On whether he was aware of Justin Williams’ history in Game 7s:
“Yeah, he had a couple points against us my rookie year, so either way he scores some points. I didn’t know it was nine now, or whatever it is. That’s pretty impressive. He’s a big game player. Comes up huge for us all the time, and for him to get the two tonight, it’s awesome. It’s rewarding. He’s a real big part of this team.”

On how the game turned in the second period:
“Just burying chances. I think Stick got a couple of chances to put it in the net, and he did. That’s it. Then, also, just riding Quick. He’s awesome back there for us, and he’s making saves he shouldn’t. It’s keeping us in games and it’s keeping us alive in this thing.”

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