Matt Greene on what’s needed right now

Prior to the series with San Jose starting last week, most felt the Kings strength was their defense and the offense was going to need all the help it could get.

Well, for the most part, things have played out the exact opposite.

Through four games, the team has scored 14 goals, an average of 3.5 goals per game – significantly above the 2.67 they averaged during the regular season.

To put it in perspective, Vancouver – who scored more goals than any other team in the regular season – averaged 3.2 goals per game.

However, the Kings find themselves down 3-1 in the series because they just can’t seem to keep the puck out of their own net. And it’s been because of the players in front of the net, not the guy standing in it.

Even so, defenseman Matt Greene thinks the series is far from over…

MM: The guys were full of confidence coming into the series. Where are you drawing inspiration from at this point?

MG: Pride. I think you just have to go out and win – that’s it. We still have an opportunity to come back. It’s a big game right now for us (tomorrow night). If we get a win out there, we come back and get another win at home and then see what happens in game seven. So, that’s it. We’re not out of this one bit.

MM: Who was the stand-up guy in the room last night, who was the most upset or saying the most about what happened in the game?

MG: I think everybody. Everybody was pretty emotional about what was going on – going into the second period, getting us back in the game, then losing right there. Terry (Murray) came in and talked to us and he doesn’t get fired up too often. So, when he does, that means a lot. At the same time, at this level right now, you don’t need anybody cheerleading you. You don’t need anybody giving you the rah, rah. You just have to do it, you just have to find it within yourself to do it. And I think everybody can.

One game at a time.  Just one game at a time.

The Mayor
www.twitter.com/MayorNHL
www.facebook.com/MayorsManor

RELATED ARTICLES:

Is Matt Greene coming to twitter?

Kings-Sharks Preview: Matt Greene sees depth vs. skill

The Mayor vs. Matt Greene
.
.
photo courtesy of Michael Zampelli
Shop for Los Angeles Kings Gear at Shop.NHLcom!

Recent Articles

Dev Camp: Chatting Up Turcotte, Kaliyev, Other Kings Prospects

Below are some quick highlights from conversations with various LA Kings prospects at Day 1 of the team’s annual Development Camp”
Alex Turcotte
Selected No. 5 (RD1) of 2019 NHL Draft – scouting notes here
Expected to play next season at the University of Wisconsin
On Tony Granato and the college recruiting process – “He made me feel really […]

Kings 2019 Dev Camp Preview: Five Questions with Akil Thomas

For the three players we chose to profile in this year’s Dev Camp Preview series, we tried to be as diverse as possible. Things began with goaltender Jacob Ingham, a late round draft pick by the Kings. Then, we chatted with defenseman Sean Durzi, who was coming off of winning the OHL Championship a few […]

Kings 2019 Dev Camp Preview: Five Questions with Jacob Ingham

This is the first article of a three-part series where we’ll preview the LA Kings 2019 Development Camp. Each of the three interviews look at the experience of being a prospect in the organization for slightly different perspective.
We have highly-ranked forward, Akil Thomas, a second round selection in 2018 and a candidate for Team Canada’s […]

Major News Items

Summer Fun: Five Questions with Kale Clague

Not only are the LA Kings expected to look different at forward next season, there will also be an injection of youth on the blueline. Several players have already had their NHL audition to call Drew Doughty their … [Read More...]

More Prospect News