|Colin Greening felt the noise at Madison Square Garden during Game 1 of the playofffs against the New York Rangers (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images). |
People sometimes ask if your game-day routine changes in the playoffs, but I’d say it was the same. There’s really no difference. It’s a playoff game and you realize how important it is, but you don’t want to change too much just because if you change your routine, you change who you are as a person. I just usually do the same thing for myself. I just warm up properly and do the same things.
Even though we lost Game 1, we’re still feeling really good about things. We played pretty well last night, except for a few parts of the game. We’ve just got to finish a little bit better and get some more chances but overall, we’re still feeling pretty confident. We felt like we were in the game the whole time and, when it was 4-0, I don’t think the score was indicative of the play.
On Friday, we practised at a rink called Chelsea Piers, which is right on the Hudson River in Manhattan. It’s definitely a little bit different than playing as MSG, but it’s fun to get away every now and then. When we’re there, it’s really open, there’s a lot of light coming in through the windows that are one side of the rink. It’s a smaller rink, too, but it’s fun to get away sometimes and do something different.