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Video: Kings’ Quick makes desperation glove save

Mar 22, 2014, 6:34 PM EDT

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Tomas Fleischmann might have nightmares about this one later on.

The Florida Panthers’ forward looked like he had a sure goal against the L.A. Kings on a rebound off the end boards in the second period of Saturday’s game. He was able to get a backhand away, with the puck sailing on its way into an empty net.

Not so fast.

Kings’ goalie Jonathan Quick quickly pushed back to his left, doing the splits, to make a miraculous desperation glove save and keep the Panthers off the board.

The save wasn’t just spectacular but important, too. The Panthers, on a power play, had a chance to cut the Kings’ two-goal lead in half early in the second period and perhaps make a game of this one. Instead, the Kings powered their way to a 4-0 victory.

From NHL.com:

The save appropriately highlighted Quick’s 172nd NHL win, which put him past Rogie Vachon for the most in Kings history.

  1. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Mar 22, 2014 at 6:48 PM

    Save-of-the-year calibre. So good.

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Mar 22, 2014 at 6:50 PM

      Even better from the reverse angle.

      • hockeyflow33 - Mar 22, 2014 at 11:23 PM

        Thank you for providing a video that actually shows the save

  2. charlieconway96 - Mar 22, 2014 at 7:07 PM

    This save was dramatic and awesome but he had a few others today that were pretty mind blowing.

  3. blomfeld - Mar 22, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    TRULY THE ‘BEST’ OF THE BEST !!! :) :) :)

    Can’t really say much more than how ‘happy’ I am ! Friends, we Kings have now ‘dealt’ with my two favorite targets of scorn in ‘no’ uncertain terms, no less in back/back games at Staples … and now we’re on the march yet again ! You just gotta love it man ! :)

    GO KINGS GO !!! …. TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    *** NHL’s Top Goaltenders as per Al Jazeera Sports News ***

    1) Jonathan Quick
    2) Martin Jones
    3) Jonathan Bernier
    4) Benjamin Scrivens
    5) Cory Schneider

    28) Lee Majors
    29) Alexander Ovechkin
    30) Roberto Luongo

    • nightfireop - Mar 23, 2014 at 12:35 AM

      on behalf of the la kings and fans, we do not acknowledge blomfeld.

    • machosasquatcho - Mar 23, 2014 at 1:17 AM

      Blomfeld? Please shut up and delete your 10 other accounts.

      Signed,

      Everyone.

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