Greene postgame quotes

Matt Greene’s postgame thoughts…

(on scoring against his former team…)
GREENE: “No, it doesn’t. You play 82 games, and right now it’s just playing against another team. These guys, I have no ill feelings toward anybody in the organization. For a guy like me, who scores once a year, to say that I was picking my spots, is way more than an overstatement.”

(on what he saw on the goal…)
GREENE: “I was just trying to shoot it hard. On a broken play like that, when you get a chance to shoot it, you don’t get a lot of chances like that during the year, so you might as well shoot it as hard as you can and see what happens.”

(on staying strong defensively in the third period…)
GREENE: “It’s huge, but that’s going to happen against any team in this league. If it’s a tight game, like it was tonight, and they’re a grinding team, a hard-working team, you’re going to have to go through those times, where there’s three or four shifts in a row where it seems like they’re buzzing and they’ve got eight guys out there. They’re just going all over the place, but you’ve got to be ready and you’ve just got to lock it down and just weather the storm. Bend but don’t break and settle things down. I think we did a good job of that, and getting control of the puck and slowing it down and taking our time getting new guys out there. We reload and get ready for the onslaught again. To win games in this league, you have to be able to handle those five-, 10- or 20-minute periods.”

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