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04-22-2010, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by MN14 View Post
For once, I can agree with you on all of this. EXCEPT the very last part...there were MANY other points where the Kings could have sealed victory. To BLAME it on Quick is shortsighted. The TEAM made mental mistakes last night that sealed their fate.

Could Quick have stolen this game for us? Certainly. And the Kings would have won. But you can't BLAME him for the NHL's leading scorer coming down on essentially a breakaway with a pass option AFTER a huge miscue by the forwards getting caught in deep and the D losing it. It was a team loss, and Quick was absolutely a part of it, but there's much more to discuss than goaltending.
In a game where both goalies were bad, you have to look at the big saves that were made. Both teams had bad turnovers and defensive coverage mistakes. Both teams gave up odd man rushes.

The difference in the game was the save on the 3rd Kings PP on Johnson alone in front that allowed the Canucks to kill their first penalty in 7 tries, then the Frolov breakaway chance and finally the Brown chance on the clear 2-on-1.

Those three saves could easily haev been 3 goals for the Kings. Which save(s) by Quick last night stands out to you? I can't think of any.

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