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That kind of all-around game is what earned him a team-high ice time of 33:28 in Game 2, which went two overtimes. And though Green joked that he was hoping someone would win it early in that fifth period, he said he felt great even with the heavy workload.

“Even going into that second overtime, I still felt like I had a lot of energy, which is nice,” he said. “Usually, it’s either you feel good or you feel absolutely awful.”

There’s nothing awful about Green’s game. And perhaps a lot of it has to do with keeping things simple.

“He’s still making plays. He’s on power plays. He’s passing … very well,” Hunter said. “And you have to defend as well as you create something. He’s been doing that.”