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Greening: We're Excited to Get Started

Thursday, 12.04.2012 / 2:46 PM
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Greening: We\'re Excited to Get Started

Tonight will be my first time playing in the NHL playoffs and it's pretty exciting. I’ve never had that type of experience before, but we’re all really happy and excited as a team to be back in the playoffs. We’re going to a great city like New York and playing against the Rangers. They’re a good team and it’s going to be a great challenge for us

Colin Greening and the Senators can't wait to get started against the New York Rangers in the playoffs (Scott Levy/NHLI via Getty Images).
A bunch of us went through a great experience last year winning the Calder Cup in Binghamton and you hope it’s going to help out now, because have no prior NHL playoff experience. So we’re basically going to go on our best past experiences, and the best experience we had was going four rounds last year in the AHL playoffs. All through our careers, we’ve realized how tough playoffs can be at any level. We’re expecting the same kind of mentality when it comes to these playoffs. It’s a lot faster and a lot harder, so we’re hoping that what we went through last year will pay dividends now

Even though we haven’t played any games yet, you can already tell there is definitely a lot more energy in the dressing room and there’s a lot more media attention. It gets guys amped up and excited for it. That’s the reason why there is a lot more energy now, because we’re all excited to get it going. We put in 82 hard games of work to earn this reward and we’re definitely going to try to enjoy it

We’re certainly happy that we made the playoffs, because a lot of people didn’t think we would be here. That in itself is an accomplishment, but you want to set more goals for yourself and you don’t want to rest on your laurels. So we’re happy about what we’ve done over the last 82 games but at the end of the day, that’s all in the past right now. We have a lot of opportunity right now to do something else, which is even greater than making the playoffs. We’re all real excited to get started in New York.

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