January 27 morning skate quotes: Stoll, Greene
Jarret Stoll, on what has led to a higher number of blocked shots:
I just think we’ve got to get better screens, better tips. We get a lot of shots blocked – our forwards, our D, everybody. Our puck possession seems to be still there, we still have the puck and getting shot opportunities. Shot clocks most games, we’re outshooting teams but it doesn’t matter if you’re not winning and you’re not scoring goals. You’re obviously not getting the good quality shots that you should and we just have to do a better job of getting pucks to the net, getting people to the net, battling harder for loose pucks in the slot and around the net. And when we do have chances, have that mentality to put it through the net – not just get it on net. Those are things that are pretty basic, pretty simple things to say and you have to go out and do them.
Stoll, on the team’s lack of finishing on the power play despite the quality zone time:
I don’t know what it was. It’s tough to pinpoint sometimes, but you have to shoot – shoot and shoot and shoot. As a penalty killer, if pucks are always going to your net as a penalty killer you’re scrambling. You don’t know where the rebound is. They always have one extra guy, so they’re going to outnumber you. That’s what a power play has to do I think. Not get shots blocked, but you have to shoot – shoot, shoot, shoot. If the power play is just going to pass the puck around, as a penalty killer, that’s what I want. You’re basically in your PK set up and structure and you don’t get to do much, but if they’re shooting it’s a lot different.
Matt Greene, on what he expects in tonight’s game:
A physical, fast game – it always is with these guys.
Greene, on his physical conditioning:
Yeah, I think it’s you’ve got to be ready to go, and I feel good.
Greene, on the possibility of him being paired with Robyn Regehr:
I think I’ll play with everybody. Everybody is a left shot, so far…So just be ready to play with whoever, I think I’ll start with Mitchie thought probably.
Greene, on what he’ll look to do on the penalty kill:
The same as always – try to keep the momentum they’ve built and just help out.
Greene on whether anything needs to be said amongst the group in advance of tonight’s game:
I don’t think anything needs to be said. I think guys have talked enough. Everybody knows what we’ve got to do. We’ve just got to do it.