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Video: Quick’s gaffe leads to long Rangers short-handed goal

Oct 8, 2013, 1:04 AM EDT

It’s an instant favorite for blooper of the year.

On Monday night, L.A. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick misplayed a long – very long – short-handed clearing attempt from Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh, and as a result of the blunder, the puck ended up in the back of the Kings’ net.

The goal gave the Rangers a 3-1 lead early in the third period. McDonagh dispatched the puck off the boards and down the ice after a won faceoff. Quick came out to play it, but dropped his stick and the puck bounced off his blocker and into a wide open net.

  1. peterjohnjoseph - Oct 8, 2013 at 1:08 AM

    Have him call up Tuuka after the game to see what combination of pills work best to help you forget your name the night after something like this happens.

    And then which pills will get you back up in the morning to practice.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Oct 8, 2013 at 1:11 AM

      Do you own stock in a drug company, Peter? It’s California, they have medicinal herbs for such moments.

      • mcphillthy - Oct 8, 2013 at 1:26 AM

        Mmmmm. Medicinal herbs. I’m jealous of you folks in California bc of that. How is the transition to recreational use going? Damnit I’m so jealous

  2. mcphillthy - Oct 8, 2013 at 1:08 AM

    Hahaha. I saw the goal happen! Awesome!! Lol. I bet that one hurts.

  3. nothanksimdriving123 - Oct 8, 2013 at 1:09 AM

    Oops. Chin up JQ, I saw Martin Brodeur let in a similar goal, I think in the playoffs, though not from quite so far away.

    • stakex - Oct 8, 2013 at 1:39 AM

      I believe this is what you are looking for….

      • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - Oct 8, 2013 at 8:30 AM

        Reminds me of how, aside from a fluke in 94′, you have to be a WW2 Vet to have seen the Rangers last championship.

        Just sayin’.

  4. joeyg97 - Oct 8, 2013 at 1:16 AM

    Oh man quickie.. It happens to the best goalies. Brodeur did it in a Stanley cup game ha

  5. kane987245 - Oct 8, 2013 at 2:12 AM

    If you pause the video and look at the ad in the back, its the Staples “That was easy.” Oh the irony.

    • raiderufan - Oct 8, 2013 at 7:33 AM

      hahaha that is perfect!

    • patthehockeyfan - Oct 8, 2013 at 8:47 AM

      As if Quick needed to be reminded. It seemed as if he looked at it as he stood at net. OOF!!

  6. areaman714 - Oct 8, 2013 at 3:45 AM

    He’s done. They’re done.

  7. micasa81 - Oct 8, 2013 at 6:59 AM

    Blomfeld, let’s hear your thoughts.

    • patthehockeyfan - Oct 8, 2013 at 9:21 AM

      Don’t encourage him! He’s probably searching for the perfect Elvis “I’m-broken-hearted” video.

      • blomfeld - Oct 8, 2013 at 10:54 AM

      • patthehockeyfan - Oct 8, 2013 at 11:02 AM

        Me and my big mouth :(

    • blomfeld - Oct 8, 2013 at 10:46 AM

      Anomaly: a deviation or departure from the normal or common order, form, or rule.

      Micasa – Thank you friend. The bottom line is that any decent ‘values-driven’ hockey fan does not take pleasure when something ‘unfortunate’ like this happens to a goalie. Nonetheless, our man Quick is the ‘best’ there is and so I’m sure he’ll now bounce back with a long run of ‘stellar and flawless’ performances ! :)

      • polegojim - Oct 8, 2013 at 2:09 PM

        Blomfeld – you are correct…

        Unfortunate brain fart… we all have them.

      • slysipops - Oct 8, 2013 at 8:05 PM

        again MR. BLOMFELD brings the joyous spirit of humor to sop up the tears of the KINGS fans! QUICK

      • slysipops - Oct 8, 2013 at 8:14 PM

        to finish my reply …..i was rudely interupted …..QUICK is getting real good at this kind of thing!

      • blomfeld - Oct 9, 2013 at 12:55 AM

        *** Special ‘bonus’ video for comrades Polegojim and Slysipops ***

        Friends, perhaps last night was nothing more than a bad dream eh ?

  8. patthehockeyfan - Oct 8, 2013 at 8:23 AM

    Quick is at his best when there’s a flurry of movement, excitement and shots in front of the net. Perhaps his head just isn’t into it on these fluky shots. In the playoffs in the past two years, he’s misplayed pucks that were shot from a distance by coming out of the net for seemingly simple stops/plays. This past year’s playoffs, the Kings were on a power play (can’t remember if it was the same the prior year. Think so, though.). Doesn’t matter. They won the Cup the first of those two years.

    I still love him and the Kings! Get ‘em next time, Quickie!!

  9. yustasayin - Oct 8, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    A little Quick Buffoonery! A sign of things to come!

    • lostpuppysyndrome - Oct 8, 2013 at 1:41 PM

      He’s off to a rough start this year. With this and getting yanked in Winnipeg, it’s a tough start to deal with.

  10. rpiotr01 - Oct 8, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Quick played well last night. Rangers didn’t have a ton of shots but they had several very good chances – partial breaks, clean shots from in front – and Quick stopped them all. This could have been a 5-1 or 6-1 game if not for him.

    It happens, it’s a long season, move on.

  11. bauxjangles - Oct 8, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Things is looking shady for the aqua teens….

  12. cfol44 - Oct 8, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    What a bunch of losers!!! It amazes me how people think he will fold because of a miis hap like this. I guess youve missed his work the last 4 years. Samw with that tuukka remark. Must stink being a fan of weak teams!!!!!!!

  13. jovocop2112 - Oct 8, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    Love it, love everything about it

  14. barkar942 - Oct 8, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    The explanation for this gaffe is very simple.
    POOP HAPPENS!
    Aside from this one play, I couldn’t believe what I saw from the Rangers last night.
    They actually played hard for 59:45 seconds, minus their one defensive gaffe right after Joe Michaletti said “The Rangers are playing much better tonight in their own zone”!
    I blame him for jinxing them! LOL.

  15. sabatimus - Oct 8, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    This is actually worse than the last one this year–don’t remember who it was, but it was the defenseman that 90% whiffed on a puck behind his own next and served it right up to the opposition for a goal.

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