Post-Game 5 – Matt Greene on how he felt in his second game back

Comments from Kings defenseman Matt Greene following LA’s 3-0 win over the visiting San Jose Sharks in Game 5 on Thursday night…

On the Kings approach to playing on the road for Game 6:

“Just got to get a win. I look forward to it, you know, play our game, which we did a little better job tonight. But just get better.”

On closing out the series in Game 6 in San Jose:

“That’s the plan. We have to be a physical team if we’re going to win. So that’s the plan, just bring it up there.”

On if he felt more comfortable playing tonight in his second game back:

“Felt good, yeah. I felt good. I don’t know if I was better or not but I just felt good out there.”

On if he felt stronger or weaker as the game went on:

“Not really, no. Just felt good, felt into it.”

On if he was better playing at home after getting his first game out of the way on the road:

“No, doesn’t really make a difference this time of year. All the buildings are pretty loud, pretty fun.”

On if he notices a difference in Darryl Sutter’s demeanor this year vs 2012 post-season:

“Not too much of a difference, he’s always pretty intense. He’s always an intense dude, and he’s bringing that now, too. Again, if you’re not playing, you’re not in the room all the time and you’re not in the room in between periods or before games or after games a lot of times. So it’s tough to get a gauge if it was more or less before I was in there. But I think as I’ve seen him right now, I think he’s invested emotionally into the series.”

On tonight’s game:

“I thought it was a battle the whole way through and that’s the way it’s going to be the rest of the series. I think that’s what it’s been, too. There’s been little swings of momentum here and there but it’s been a battle.”

On taking speed out of San Jose’s game tonight:

“Spending more O-zone time always helps. That’s what we wanted to do, just kind of grind them down, get our cycle game going. We established that. If your playing D-zone all the time, you can’t be  slipping through the neutral zone.”

On Kopitar’s goal:

“It’s big time. I think Kopitar does a lot of things that go unnoticed. For him to get a goal, get a reward on the score sheet, is great but we all know his value in here.”

On winning 13 straight on home ice:

“You just want to play well. You want to play well every game, take it one game at a time. Like I said before this morning, if it wasn’t for you guys reminding us what the record is we wouldn’t know, it’s just another game.”

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