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Ducks hoping to use Quick’s aggressiveness against him

May 5, 2014, 2:20 PM EDT

Hey, remember a couple of weeks ago when Jonathan Quick was giving up all sorts of goals to the San Jose Sharks?

That was just one of the 16 — sixteen! — the 2012 Conn Smythe Trophy winner allowed in the first three games of the Kings-Sharks series. And it was a perfect example of how you beat an aggressive goalie like Quick — use his aggressiveness against him.

In stark contrast to how he started the playoffs, Quick has only allowed seven goals in his last five starts, including just two in Saturday’s 3-2 overtime victory in Game 1 versus the Ducks on Saturday.

This was Anaheim’s first goal:

Notice anything about that? The Ducks seemed to.

From TSN’s Mark Masters:

Granted, it’s easier than done to make aggressive goalies pay, even if it seems simple in theory…

Sometimes it’s better to stay in the paint…

And other times, well, it’s better to come out a bit…

  1. patthehockeyfan - May 5, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    “If we can use his aggressiveness against him we should be able to get a few by him”

    IF is the biggest word in the English language.

    Get a few by him? Not going to happen.


  2. bigtganks - May 5, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    Seriously? Still? Let the Canucks thing go. It’s been three years, this story isn’t about either team, and neither goalie is even on the team any longer.

    • Jason Brough - May 5, 2014 at 3:30 PM

      Let the perfect, high-profile, and kinda funny example of aggressive versus non-aggressive goaltending go.

    • cyggyx1 - May 6, 2014 at 12:50 AM

      Don’t mind Jason, BigT, he cant seem to write anything without a TON of video clips. I’m thinking him and Bromfelcher are the same guy. Maybe journalism school would have been a good choice Jason and pht writers.

  3. kingsfan93 - May 5, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    Whoever wrote this article us a Ducks fan.

    Everyone keeps taking jabs of how to solve J. Quick either it’s people saying;

    Work his aggressiveness against him
    go glove side
    go short side

    It is funny to hear to me.

    Go King Go!

  4. joey4id - May 5, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    In all fairness to everyone, and I know it’s easier said than done, but the best way to beat a goalie who aggressively challenges the shooter is to move the puck east to west. This is not rocket science and it’s one of the oldest tactics in the coaches handbook.

    • gbatap - May 5, 2014 at 7:08 PM

      Usually but Quick moves laterally probably better then any other goalie in the league. He’s tough to beat because he’s calculated and is always thinking about the situation and the best position for him to make the save. He typically gives up a lot of the top of the net but there’s no one weakness that you can pinpoint with him. Seemed to be off his game when the Sharks got guys in his face and well, on top of him.

  5. blomfeld - May 5, 2014 at 9:10 PM

    “Hey, remember a couple of weeks ago when Jonathan Quick was giving up all sorts of goals to the San Jose Sharks?” …


    And we also remember the ‘hurtful’ articles which you and that communist Halford wrote about ‘revisiting’ the King’s mix etc. The bottom line is that Jonathan Quick is my absolute favorite player in the game today and anyone who doesn’t agree that he’s the ‘best’ of the best is an idiot ! Many years ago back in 1972, I ‘fell’ for Vladislav Tretiak, that aggressive & glorious back stopper of CCCP. I was only in grade 8 at the time and my friends thought I was nuts being so infatuated by an unknown player, especially one that was Russian ! Well lo and behold, Tretiak sure turned out to be a pretty good player eh ?

    executive summary: everyone should ‘fall’ for Jonathan Quick … today, tomorrow and forever !!!

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

    887) Mike Halford
    888) Cher
    889) Bob Crane
    890) Jonas Hiller

    • machosasquatcho - May 5, 2014 at 11:15 PM

      you are disappointing as a human being.

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