October 31 postgame quotes: Greene, Toffoli

Matt Greene, on the loss:
It’s the same thing as last night. We took penalties in the first and couldn’t kill them off. That’s something that was a key issue right now and we’re playing the whole game coming from behind. It’s not going to work against a team like that. So it’s the first period that cost us and that’s the game.

Greene, on whether the last three games are a trend for the team:
You want to make it a blip just because you want to get out of it and you want to play better. I think we’ve got two games left on this trip that we’ve got to get some points out of. Doing it the way we are right now, that’s not going to happen. Get behind early and try to chase the game. When you don’t have the bodies in your lineup that you want, you’ve got to make sure you’re paying attention to detail. That’s keeping yourself out of the box and playing a tighter game than we are right now. I think we’ve got away from our game the last three games. We’re lucky to get a point really. The last two games we’ve gotten it handed to us.

Greene, on whether he is confident the three game losing streak is an anomaly:
It’s up to us to do it to prove that it is. We’ve got to play better, get back to what makes us successful. That’s not playing run-and-gun, that’s not trading chances. It’s just bearing down and getting the possession game going and grinding teams down.

Greene, on whether there was an issue with their preparation:
I think it’s just penalties. Last night it was two, a five-on-three and a five-on-four. Tonight, the first goal was a five-on-four and the second one was a five-on-four. I think it’s pretty cut and dry exactly what it is.

Tyler Toffoli, on what adjustments the team has to make:
We just have to find a way to come out in the first period, and not even score the first goal but play our type of hockey.

Toffoli, on whether he is confident the three game losing streak is an anomaly:
We don’t want to be in this situation. We want to be consistent with our game and not only win games, but play our type of hockey win or lose. We have to find a way to get back to that game for a full 60 minutes and play our style of hockey.

Toffoli, on the first period:
Just penalties, just I don’t think we were prepared to play and prepared to do the things necessary early on in the game.

Toffoli, on what Darryl Sutter said to the team at the first intermission:
He just said to get our game going. [Reporter: It was as simple as that?] Yeah.

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