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Video: Quick’s giveaway leads to Steen OT winner

May 1, 2013, 12:22 AM EDT

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Jonathan Quick was spectacular Tuesday night for the L.A. Kings.

The 2012 Conn Smythe Trophy winner made 40 saves and was the main reason why the Kings, the defending Stanley Cup champions, were even in Game 1 of their Western Conference quarter-final against the St. Louis Blues.

But if there is one moment he would like back, it’s this one at 13:26 of overtime, when he coughed up the puck behind his own net and Alexander Steen stole it and scored the winner. The Blues, the better team for most of the game, prevailed with a 2-1 overtime win and a 1-0 series lead.

“It’s exactly what it looked like,” Quick told reporters in St. Louis. “I tried to make a pass. He blocked it and scored. I don’t have an option to the left; you try to make him make a decision. And he got the stick on it.”

Here is the winning goal.

  1. rgledz - May 1, 2013 at 12:50 AM

    It’s karma for Brown’s hit on Pommer. More to come…..

  2. sjsharks66 - May 1, 2013 at 12:52 AM

    That was awesome.

  3. icelovinbrotha215 - May 1, 2013 at 1:11 AM

    Ah. Playoff hockey @ it’s finest. What a first night.

  4. itsallniceonice - May 1, 2013 at 1:16 AM

    Having flashbacks of double OT loss to UNH…oof. Quick, you’re much better than this.

  5. 19to77 - May 1, 2013 at 1:32 AM

    Man, it must suck to be Quick. Not just because of the giveaway, but because he was pretty much the only King who mattered tonight. He stood on his head and stole them an overtime they had no right to be in, and the second he failed to be perfect, they lost. The entire game was pretty much determined by his play. It would have been a blowout with anyone less talented in net.

    • rodeoclowndc - May 1, 2013 at 9:38 AM

      “Man, it must suck to be Quick.”

      That’s what she said…

  6. hockeyes - May 1, 2013 at 1:47 AM

    Holy Hockey God. What a great game. So much energy, great pace and excellent plays. I haven’t seen such a good hockey game in a long time… Maybe because I’m used to watching Briuns hockey…

    • 19to77 - May 1, 2013 at 2:56 AM

      Halford called this matchup a “meat grinder” in the five questions article. After watching the physical mayhem firsthand (Ryan Reaves alone threw, what, eight or nine good hits tonight?), I REALLY see what he was getting at. This is going to be a great battle. Both teams go all-out with their checking game every night. Makes for awesome playoff hockey. Love it!

  7. loyallakingsfan35yrs - May 1, 2013 at 1:55 AM

    No comment… I need a drink!

  8. dolanster - May 1, 2013 at 3:11 AM

    Blues deserved it. Congrats. Kings owe Quick one for getting them to OT. This series is going to be a meat grinder mos def. Then Kings have more then they showed tonight. If they bring it StL will have to turn it up a notch — epic. Love the playoffs.

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