Clean hit or not Greene does what he needs to do. At lease the Kings announcers admit it. Many of the other homer announcers around the league would have tried to find (or make up) something illegal about the hit to make it look like their guy was justified for jumping in.
Matt Greene sees another of his guys laid out on the ice and he went after they guy who did it, realize they do not have any instant replay down on the blades and you step up and take care of it and sort it out later. Thats all this was, Matt did what he does, that is why he wears the A and this is his win here in a near draw.
Clean hit if you ask me. It was a little bit from the "blind side," because Stoll didn't seem to see Neal coming, but it was a shoulder-to-shoulder hit.
Regardless though, Matt Greene did what (I think) he needed to do. Since Stoll appeared to be shaken up on the play, you gotta show the other team you're not gonna allow them to push your players around like that.
Not much developed out of it, though, so I called it a draw.
Win Neal! The hit was the winner for me. Stoll should get into figure skating if he is not wanting to get hit . Its f***ing hockey. I wish Barch would have been been a little more nasty so we could have seen Westgarth, Greene, and anyone else from the " QUEENS" get pounded.