Senators forward Colin Greening had a Hollywood moment in his hometown of St. John's, N.L., on Monday night as he entered the fourth round of the shootout to a raucous ovation before receiving an even bigger one after scoring with a high backhander. Greening talked about the special experience for both himself and his family in the crowd after the game.
"Regardless of the score, this was a really special time for me to be home and spend time with my family. I had my mom and dad here, a lot of aunts and uncles. To play a good game — I think most people would agree that was a pretty entertaining game to watch," said Greening. "With a goal in the shootout, I'm glad we could give them a good show."
"Newfoundlanders like to stick together. It was pretty nerve-wracking when I hopped over the boards. I think I was more excited than nervous, I think I just blacked out and went in. When I saw the puck go in I was elated."
Where does that reaction rank in terms of crowds he's heard?
"It's unique, this is home for me and it's special to be able to do in front of my mom and dad and a lot of people who don't normally get to see me play."