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Matt Greene on the Stanley Cup: “They don’t just hand this thing out”

Jun 10, 2012, 3:44 PM EDT

Matt Greene, Stephen Gionta AP

The L.A. Kings know the road to the Stanley Cup is a tough one. It may not have proven to be that way through their first three rounds which saw them lose just two games, but up against a motivated New Jersey Devils team the Kings know they’re in a fight for the Cup.

One guy who knows that all too well is Kings defenseman Matt Greene who tells NHL.com’s Corey Masisak just how difficult it is.

“They don’t just hand this thing out,” Kings defenseman Matt Greene said. “It is difficult. It is hard to do. It is a test, and you got to be the better team to close this thing out.”

Greene’s been close to winning a Cup before with the 2006 Edmonton Oilers along with teammate Jarret Stoll. Those Oilers lost in seven games to the Hurricanes and Greene hasn’t been this close since then. Greene’s done his part in this series to leave an impression, but he and his teammates know full well that finishing things off in Game 6 would be in their best interests.

  1. eigglesnosuperbowls - Jun 10, 2012 at 5:07 PM

    They just don’t hand this thing out but in Sid Crosby’s case they try their damnedest !

  2. capsfan19 - Jun 10, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    I would kill to have him on my team.

  3. sjsharksfan11 - Jun 10, 2012 at 5:46 PM

    Well thanks for the insight captain obvious!

  4. hystoracle - Jun 11, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    The 4th win is the hardest one to get.. If Kings lose again tonight and it Becomes a 1 game series.. Look out!

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