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Video: Blues’ Perron knocks over Kings’ goalie Quick

May 5, 2013, 1:49 AM EDT

It could’ve been a turning point in Saturday’s game between the St. Louis Blues and L.A. Kings.

Blues forward David Perron knocked over Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, who was outside of the crease, in the third period, drawing a response from L.A. defenseman Drew Doughty.

The collision knocked Quick’s goalie mask off his head and to the ice. Doughty pushed Perron into the net and landed about three quick jabs while his opponent was on the ice. Both Perron and Doughty received penalties on the play, however Doughty was given an extra roughing minor, which gave the Blues the power play.

The Blues failed to score with the man advantage, and eventually lost Game 3 of the series by a 1-0 score.

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The feud between Perron and Quick has been ongoing throughout this series. Clearly, the game plan is to try and get last year’s Conn Smythe Trophy winner off his game.

“He’s one of their best players,” Perron told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

“Last year, he’s probably the one that made the biggest difference to get us out (of the playoffs). Just trying to get to him. Just got to do anything I can to get into his head. If I’m skating by every time and he yells at me, it means I’ve got to keep doing it.”



  1. manchestermiracle - May 5, 2013 at 2:06 AM

    Quick needs to take a page from Mike Smith’s handbook and start slashing Perron when he comes near. Getting into someone’s head is one thing, crashing into the goalie is quite another. If you can’t touch the goaltender when he’s behind the net, why is it okay to run him over in front of it?

    • blomfeld - May 5, 2013 at 2:21 AM

      Stand down friend … Perron will be dealt with in due course, trust me …

      • charleslouis99 - May 5, 2013 at 5:41 PM

        A Dustin Brown cheapshot?

    • sheckyrimshot - May 5, 2013 at 2:38 AM

      you have to hand it to quick and the rest of the kings for not going ballistic after this. good on doughty for answering the bell, but the fact that the blues ended up with a man advantage was egregious. get the win and make them pay in game four. here’s hoping this one ends up with a game seven.

  2. dumbassgreg - May 5, 2013 at 2:34 AM

    perron proof even if you almost lose your career to concussion. does not mean you would not end others. with all talk of hits. very few mention that hit perron did on penner. i forgot penner got up no harm no foul then.

    • stakex - May 5, 2013 at 3:07 AM

      Can’t say I saw the Penner hit you are talking about, but lets keep perspective on this play…. Perron bumps into Quick, and then lightly falls on him. A penelty no doubt, but its not like it was some sort of dirty or dangerous play on Perrons part.

      From what you’re saying, you seem to think guys who have had concussions in the past should not drive to the net, or make contact with other players. Give me a break. This was a hockey play, nothing more… and I see no reason why Perron having had a concussion in the past should change the way this went down.

  3. paperlions - May 5, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Whatever. Perron wasn’t looking at or for quick and he wasn’t anywhere near the crease, he was looking for a deflection and trying to screen. Quick interfered with Perron as much as the other way around.

  4. hrudey - May 5, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    At least the Blues didn’t end up with a major power play this time (unlike the last time they were up 2-0 against the Kings and trailing game 3), though to be fair to Perron he didn’t take a blatant run like Courtnall did on Storr in ’98. Still, it’s amazing to me that teams routinely get no calls or end up on the PP after deliberately hitting Quick, but if Penner happens to fart near the opposing goalie the Kings go shorthanded. Oh, well, not sure they deserved to win any of the games yet anyhow, but thank goodness for Quick.

  5. charleslouis99 - May 5, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    You bandwagon kings fans are annoying. Don’t you realize you get good and bad calls in this game? There have been calls going the kings way and some going the blues way. No real point in whining about it.

    • hipchecker - May 5, 2013 at 3:31 PM

      Just because you once read the term “bandwagon Kings fans” you think you can use it with assurance. You should do your homework. In truth, LA Kings have had a range of average home attendance of 16,507-18,178 during the past 12 years (source: espn). To the contrary, Blues range of average home attendance for the same period was 12,520-19,519. You guess it, the attendance was lower when the team struggled. By definition, St. Louis Blue fans are the bandwagon fans. Kings are the top 10 NHL franchise because of it’s fan base. The Blues? Dead last at 30. Don’t let facts get in the way of your opinion.

      • charleslouis99 - May 5, 2013 at 4:27 PM

        You sure you don’t mean the Sacramento kings? Lol The kings are just like the lakers in the fact that they’re fueled by the upper class and celebrities. Going to a game is something more sentimental and nostalgic than anything. Ok the blues had a few bad years who wants to see a team that just isnt very good and the kings are consistently decent with a rich fanbase. How come the La kings store in staples center sold out all jerseys when they won the cup? Parade apparel am I right?When you say dead last i hope you mean team net worth because thats what we’re dead last in. My definition of bandwagon is different than yours.

      • blomfeld - May 5, 2013 at 10:42 PM

        Charles Louis 99 …

        I’ll have you know that I went to that Kings store in January … I bought things in that store and I met ‘hot’ chicks in that store … the LA Kings are ‘my’ team and therefore you sir have no right to speak here !

    • kingsfan93 - May 5, 2013 at 4:44 PM

      Charleslouis99, you must be that bandwagon fan because with you saying “There have been calls going the Kings way and some going the Blues way.” is total B.S. YOU should try actually watching the game and not just act like you know what you are talking about. Just thought I straighten that out there for you.

      Also, you don’t know jack about us Kings fans. You think because you hear how the Lakers may be doing, maybe even the Dodgers, that no one here is about the Kings. Your out of your mind.

      • charleslouis99 - May 5, 2013 at 5:14 PM

        Oh my god cry me a river. Life isn’t fair.

      • charleslouis99 - May 5, 2013 at 5:23 PM

        You guys got a 4 minute minor call in game one that didnt even draw blood then got scored on in OT. Get over yourself.

  6. hipchecker - May 6, 2013 at 12:46 AM

    “Ok the blues had a few bad years who wants to see a team that just isnt very good….” Charleslouis99

    Charles admitted to being a bandwagon fan.

    He also has shown that he knows nothing about commerce. He knows Blues is dead last in value, but doesn’t know what that means. St. Louis is last because they don’t have enough revenue and profit. More importantly, its future doesn’t look any better.

    Celebrities and upper class fueling LA? Now you’re starting to sound like a socialist. You’ve been watching too much TV.

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