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The Kings are quite thankful for Jonathan Quick

Jun 3, 2012, 12:29 PM EDT

Jonathan Quick, Colin Fraser AP

It’s safe to say the Los Angeles Kings wouldn’t be two wins away from the Stanley Cup without Jonathan Quick. Quick’s play in the postseason has vaulted him into the conversation for the Conn Smythe Award and with the way he’s frustrating Devils shooters in the finals, he gives his teammates ever reason to laud his efforts.

His 32 saves in Game 2 had everyone praising him last night.

“That’s what a Vezina candidate and a Conn Smythe candidate does,” Dustin Penner said. “He comes up big in those situations during a game and those moments that you need him to.”

Defenseman Matt Greene echoed those thoughts to Rich Hammond of L.A. Kings Insider.

“There’s been good chances back and forth. Quickie has been great for us, the whole playoffs and all year, and he did it again tonight.”

With Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown‘s scoring cooling off in the finals thanks to Martin Brodeur playing strong, Quick has now jumped to the top of many people’s list as the playoff MVP. If he keeps holding the Devils to one goal a game, he’ll have earned any accolades he receives.

  1. kingfooj - Jun 3, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    The photo….really? Dont know if you can get any more suggestive than that haha GO KINGS

  2. blomfeld - Jun 3, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    “he’ll have earned “any” accolades he receives” ? …

    Yet another example of the unabashed “disdain and contempt” which “certain” PHT writers hold for our beloved Kings. It’s a shame and it completely baffles me as to why this is so ? How can anyone not be thrilled and inspired by the brilliant play of Jonathan Quick ? And how can anybody not be impressed with his classy and selfless demeanor both “on and off” the ice ? The Conn Smythe is one thing and I’m sure that will be nice for him. But the fact of the matter is that it’s “entirely” thanks to Quick that our Kings are even here in the first place. Long before our dynamic offense started rolling in these playoffs, it was only the stellar play of Jonathan Quick which prevented us from falling out of the race altogether. He’s been minding the fort with unwavering skill and zeal from the day the first puck dropped back in October. We “true” LA Kings fans sure know that … and condescending remarks like “he’ll have earned “any” accolades he receives” will never make us think otherwise !

    GO JONATHAN ! … YOU’RE THE “BEST” IN THE BUSINESS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • itsallniceonice - Jun 3, 2012 at 4:29 PM

      Everyone sold Jon “Vezina Hart” Quick short this year.

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