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Video: Derek Morris beats Jonathan Quick from center ice

May 13, 2012, 9:04 PM EDT

In the grand scheme of things, Los Angles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick is a star and perhaps the future of Team USA goaltending. Even the best netminders look silly sometimes, though, and that was the case when a dominant first period for the Kings was largely washed away when Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris beat Quick from center ice:

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Ouch.  Something tells me that clip won’t be part of Quick’s Vezina Trophy nominee video highlight package.

You might say that Quick joins Chris Osgood, Tommy Salo, Dan Cloutier and other netminders known for allowing goals from far out, but he already did last year. St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo scored a similar goal against Quick on March 17, 2011.

Hey, at least it humanizes a goalie who can sometimes look superhuman, right?

  1. caps247 - May 13, 2012 at 9:40 PM

    What is Quick, Vokoun/Neuvirth during the Caps’ regular season? Only THEY can give up goals from center ice and even across the rink.

    Caps fans, you know what I’m talking about, we’ve seen this all before.

    • ravenscaps48 - May 13, 2012 at 9:55 PM

      Holtby did it too. But his was deflected. I’m pretty sure it was against San Josè

  2. blomfeld - May 13, 2012 at 11:17 PM

    So what’s your point O’Brien ? If you had ever played goal in hockey, then you’d know that things like this happen from time to time. This article of yours’ oozes with “envy and spite” and so I’m now going to boycott your posts for a period of “not less than” 72 hours ! … by the way, just who was it again who won the game for us tonight ?

    GO KINGS GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ps: assorted friends … let us close our ears, whenever this O’Brien creature speaks !

  3. ron05342 - May 13, 2012 at 11:38 PM


    Kings won the game. Goal is now completely forgotten, as far as I am concerned.

    • blomfeld - May 13, 2012 at 11:49 PM

      I’m with ya man ! … :)

  4. howardforvezina - May 13, 2012 at 11:48 PM

    O’brien you couldnt stop a puck in a million years if it takes a hop like that.

    • blomfeld - May 13, 2012 at 11:53 PM

      Right on friend ! … O’Brien couldn’t stop a beach ball, if his life depended on it !

  5. dannymac17 - May 14, 2012 at 3:57 AM

    The irony that you bring up that St Louis highlight.

    Quick got the last laugh.

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