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Kings’ goalie Quick pulled after first period

Jan 30, 2014, 11:55 PM EDT

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Jonathan Quick‘s night against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the best team in the Eastern Conference, didn’t last long.

Quick, the L.A. Kings’ goalie, was pulled after just one period in Thursday’s game. He allowed three goals on only seven shots.

Martin Jones, 24, came into the game to begin the second period. The Kings are currently struggling, however they do sit three points up on the Vancouver Canucks, another team going through a very rough patch in January, for the third spot in the Pacific Division standings.

Coming into Thursday’s game, the Kings had six losses in their last seven games.

  1. blomfeld - Jan 31, 2014 at 12:12 AM

    EVEN THE QUEEN FARTS

    Nothing to worry about friends, as this crap happens to ‘everyone’ at some point or another. Regardless, if the world’s ‘best’ goalie has to ‘stand down’ then so what, as we simply replace him with the world’s ‘second’ best goalie ! You gotta love it man ! :) Nonetheless, it’s important that we teach this Girl Scout from Nova Scotia a lesson and so Carter, Kopitar & crew had better get going here pretty soon …

    GO KINGS GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • jhaegs - Jan 31, 2014 at 1:09 AM

      Doesn’t matter who’s between the pipes- it could be Goldberg in his prime, and you still won’t win many games scoring one goal.

    • charlieconway96 - Jan 31, 2014 at 2:24 AM

      Sure, we may have the best goaltending in the league. But we also have no ability to put pucks in the net. It has come to the point where a trade has to be made to boost scoring somehow. The Scrivens trade could have done so much more for the Kings.

      • pirovash88 - Jan 31, 2014 at 2:35 AM

        What kind of trade would you be referring to? Getting more forwards? Look at our roster dude, we have plenty of great forwards on our team. Kopitar, Richards, Brown, Carter, Williams, etc. It’s not like we’re lacking in the forwards department, these guys just need to dig deep and start scoring.

      • c9castine - Jan 31, 2014 at 11:46 AM

        if that many guys have to dig deep to find offense you might want to start thinking that either the coaching isn’t allowing the offense to happen or the players just aren’t actually that offensively skilled as a unit.

      • charlieconway96 - Jan 31, 2014 at 12:41 PM

        They’ve tried juggling the lines to get things going, tried infusing you prospects and nothing seems to be working. I’ve said before that we have an amazingly talented group of guys that are supposed to be great offensively, yet for some reason they haven’t been able to score consistently for a loooong time. If they want to make a deep run in the playoffs they need to do something to energize the offense because everything they’ve tried hasn’t worked in a very very long time. Making a move like they did to grab Carter in 2012 could be what the team needs down the stretch. Even if it means parting with a player you might not want to.

  2. theageofquarrel - Jan 31, 2014 at 12:24 AM

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    • johnmr12 - Jan 31, 2014 at 1:16 PM

      pirovash, I’m sure you are a nice person, but anyone who uses the words “great forwards” and “Richards” in the same sentence is either not really watching the games or has no understanding of what makes a forward great. I guarantee you if the kings team had a 300 foot straight line race, Richards would be in the bottom 3 players, and I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if he was dead last.

  3. tjvalley - Jan 31, 2014 at 9:22 AM

    It’s the coaches system that slows the offense.

    • jpelle82 - Jan 31, 2014 at 10:19 AM

      i think every system employs some kind of forecheck…kings were lacking there last night. they were sending 1 guy even when they were losing. that and dustin brown is terrible. his dirt bag slashing penalty led to 2 goals on his own.

  4. pdmjr - Jan 31, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Kings don’t have much after Kopitar, they stand around a lot.

  5. c9castine - Jan 31, 2014 at 11:51 AM

    this game wasn’t even close. thought LA was gonna show up to play this one.

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