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Video: Kings’ Quick says ‘It’s my fault’

May 3, 2013, 2:38 AM EDT

With another overtime looming, St. Louis Blues defenseman Barret Jackman joined the rush up the ice, and took his shot – just a simple wrist shot from just beyond the top of the faceoff circle to Jonathan Quick‘s right.

That simple wrist shot beat Quick, the L.A. Kings’ goalie and last year’s Conn Smythe winner, on the glove side to give the Blues a 2-1 lead with 51 seconds remaining in regulation. The Blues wouldn’t relinquish that brief lead, taking Game 2 with a 2-1 victory.

It was a sour way to end the night for Quick, who made several terrific saves throughout Thursday’s game.

The defending Stanley Cup champions now trail in this best-of-seven Western Conference quarter-final 2-0.

“I gotta stop that. It’s my fault. Two games in a row,” Quick told the L.A. Times. “I gotta be better.”

He makes a good point. In Game 1, he was the Kings’ best player, but made a crucial error handling the puck behind the net that led to Alexander Steen scoring the winning goal in overtime.

His teammates in front of him can be better, too.

The Kings have just two goals in this series. That’s compounded by the fact St. Louis hasn’t necessarily been turning on the red light, either. And yet, the Blues have scored just enough to take a two-games-to-none lead.

“We didn’t expect to be in it, but it’s our own fault we’re in this position,” Kings defenseman Drew Doughty told the L.A. Times. “We’ve been fully prepared for their game, fully prepared for what they’re going to do against us, and we just haven’t stepped up to the plate.”

  1. northstarnic - May 3, 2013 at 3:33 AM

    It’s called karma for DB’s dirty play night after night. Dirty Brown will lead this team directly to the offseason. Kings done in four.

  2. aldog83 - May 3, 2013 at 3:42 AM

    “KINGS” FAULT.

    Not QUICKS FAULT.

    1 goal a game average.

    Quick has “Manned UP” late in the season after a mediocre regular season.

    Gotta Get him Goals!!!!

    Kopitar, Carter, Richards, Dougthy……

    CMON guys!!

    Let’s go KINGS!!!

    • cardsandbluesforever - May 3, 2013 at 3:50 AM

      actually it would be Quick AND the rest of the kings fault. kings cant score. quick gave away 2 games on very soft goals. you know you’re having a bad night when Jackman scores on you.

      • paperlions - May 3, 2013 at 8:54 AM

        This is true….sort of….if you ignore the fact that without his otherwise terrific goal tending, the Kings would have lost the first game 4 or 5 to 1 and would have been behind last night before the last minute. The only goal the Kings managed was a 5 on 3 PP from a bad call by the refs.

  3. valoisjoeybfeld69 - May 3, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    You’re not going to win many game if you score a goal a game in the NHL. Matter of fact, there was a line once named the GAG line. They scored a “Goal A Game”. Gilbert, Hadfield and Ratelle if memory serves me correctly. So, let’s go Kings. Put the puck in the net.

  4. dcbear90 - May 3, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    Dustin Brown should be suspended for his attempted elbow on Jaden Schwartz. If he land that, Schwartz would have looked like Lars Eller. Instead he gets a 2 minute penalty. Except for a gift 5 on 3 power play, the Kings don’t even score.

  5. loyallakingsfan35yrs - May 4, 2013 at 12:42 AM

    We can do this! Let’s Go Kings! We keep the Cup,

  6. blomfeld - May 4, 2013 at 2:00 AM

    STAND DOWN FROM YOUR PERSONAL BLAME FRIEND !

    Comrade Quick is the ‘best’ there is in the business and so there’s no need for this sort of talk. Regardless, these ‘primates’ from Saint Louis are about to get theirs ! :) :) :)

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