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Kings’ coach Sutter discusses Quick’s gaffe on Rangers short-handed goal

Oct 8, 2013, 2:11 AM EDT

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If it were possible, Jonathan Quick probably would’ve wanted to crawl right under the ice Monday evening.

The L.A. Kings’ goalie misplayed a long short-handed clearing attempt from New York Rangers’ defenseman Ryan McDonagh early in the third period of what was a 2-1 hockey game.

Quick went out to play the puck, but dropped his stick and the puck hit off his blocker and slid into the wide open net.

The goal put the Rangers up 3-1. That would be the final score.

“He dropped his stick. What do you want to talk about – tell him not to drop his stick?” said Kings head coach Darryl Sutter, as per Helene Elliott of the L.A. Times. (She added that the next comment was made in jest)

“It’s his job to stop the puck. So obviously, he didn’t think he needed a stick.”

  1. shamu1the1whale - Oct 8, 2013 at 3:15 AM

    Hey man, we all make mistakes. It’s just one game, so don’t beat yourself up for it! Plus, Quick was nice enough to sign some fan’s half-eaten, saliva-laden grilled cheese sandwich (definitely one of the weirdest yet funniest fan stories I’ve heard). I don’t know many famous people who’d be nice enough to do that if asked.

  2. areaman714 - Oct 8, 2013 at 3:47 AM

    It was just a gaffe yet he kept pouting like a toddler . . . be a man damnit!

    • blomfeld - Oct 8, 2013 at 12:21 PM

      it’s called ‘passion’ you fool !

  3. bauxjangles - Oct 8, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Haha “obviously he didn’t think he needed his stick.” Oh Darryl Sutter, you make everything better when you talk.

  4. earpaniac - Oct 8, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    Judging by most fans reactions to their teams after 2-3 games, I’m expecting Kings fans to either, claim that he will now do this at least once a game, and “Quick sucks!” Or this will never happen again in the history of recorded time, and “quick and the Kings are so confident and good that that he thought he’d try playing without his stick, to make it more fair to the other team”

    My own team’s fans aren’t immune to this either. Calm down fans, it’s a long season.

  5. 2qswing - Oct 8, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    Lets face it, nothing more exiting than a Darryl Sutter press conference.

  6. stackthepads35 - Oct 8, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    As a goalie myself I have done this plenty of times. It does suck but the best thing to do is get up and keep playing.

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