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Kings’ goalie Quick given the hook after first period

May 10, 2014, 10:51 PM EDT

L.A. Kings head coach Darryl Sutter has made a goaltending change to begin the second period.

Out of the game is Jonathan Quick, who allowed two goals on 11 shots to the Anaheim Ducks in the first period of Game 4 on Saturday. Martin Jones has come into the game in place of Quick. The Ducks, needing a win to even the series at 2-2, jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals from Devante Smith-Pelly and Ryan Getzlaf less than three minutes apart late in the opening period.

Interesting, because at the other end of the ice, tending the net for the Ducks is 20-year-old John Gibson, who is making his Stanley Cup playoff debut.

  1. bencia823 - May 10, 2014 at 11:23 PM

    I wonder if all of the people circle jerking over how Quick is the best goalie in the league are going to return here lol

    • kingsfan93 - May 11, 2014 at 3:08 AM

      Dude make sense when you post something.

      You are an obvious bandwagon fan that don’t know jack crap.

      Before you start shooting your mouth off, you need to watch the game first off.

      J. Quick was pulled after the first due to his team was not caring enough to play. So this has NOTHING to to with J. Quick PERSONALLY, as if he did anything wrong.

      (IMO) The Kings for the last four games now seem to be out of gas. They show no puck possession or any REAL offensive pressure. There will be some glimpses here and there of course, but I think it is the Ducks that is controlling it all.

      In Game 1 the Kings played well in the first by matching-up to the Ducks. But in the second period the Kings just literally sat back for the first 15min. of the period, until then they wanted to suddenly try and make a push. When in the 3rd period it was a pretty even tilt. The Ducks score late in the middle of the period. The Kings didn’t respond too well, until they wanted to make that push with a couple minutes left. So they did with M. Gaborik scoring the tieing goal and in overtime. People would say it was a steal for the Kings to win that one, but I think it was the Kings got the bounces their way with the saves and timely goals.

      In Game 2 Kings take a 2-1 lead after the first period. Kings game out of the gates swinging and got their two goals, for which then the Kings just put themselves, once again, on reserve to defend their goal lead throughout the game.

      In Game 3 the Ducks were just the MUCH BETTER team in the game, period. The Kings were a bunch of slops. (I just going to leave it at that).

      In Game 4 tonight, the Kings come out of the gates as if it was a feel out process. They were making too easy for the Ducks. R. Getzlaf tosses the puck through the crease and goes off of A. Martinez skate then in. Then D. Smith-Pelly gets a one-timer feed from C. Perry’s (slick) no look backhand pass from the back side of the net. D. Sutter decides to pull J. Quick to shake up the team in front of him, which it definitely did. But WHY does it take it until J. Quick gets pulled from the first period? (IMO) the Kings are too damn comfortable with him between the pipes.

      If Kings want to win this series, they have to play like they want it more. I think the Kings are just tired from the SJ Sharks series.

      • cyggyx1 - May 11, 2014 at 10:46 AM

        wow, you’re a little sensitive, much like a queen.

        he made perfect sense, you just don’t know what a circle jerk is. yeah i do, because I saw Blomfelcher in the middle of one the other day…….

      • bencia823 - May 11, 2014 at 2:24 PM

        dude, I’m not even a Kings fan. I have no idea where the bandwagon claim is coming from (presumably your ass).

      • kingsfan93 - May 12, 2014 at 3:29 AM

        BENCIA823 – In your reply to me, you mentioned about “you are not even a Kings fan” – in relation to me calling you a bandwagon fan. But did you notice I didn’t call you a bandwagon KINGS fan? You sure didn’t!

        I just called you in my last post “a bandwagon fan that don’t know jack crap.”

        Now, with that being said, I am saying you are an NHL bandwagon fan because you talked crap about the Kings, when you didn’t know what you were talking about.

        CYGGx1 – I can give two dumps what homers like you know about circle jerking. Sounds wrong.

  2. 13datsyuk13 - May 10, 2014 at 11:32 PM

    He’s still the best goalie in the league/world.

  3. gbart22 - May 10, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    Stupid move.

  4. canucks30 - May 11, 2014 at 12:04 AM

    “Best goalie in the NHL”

    -Dustin Brown

    • canucks30 - May 11, 2014 at 12:13 AM


      -Darryl Sutter

  5. 19to77 - May 11, 2014 at 12:42 AM

    In fairness, it sure as hell woke the rest of the Kings up. After that pathetic first period they literally didn’t even let the Ducks get a shot on goal for 25 minutes. Still couldn’t buy them a goal, but at least they came out and actually tried for the last two periods. Still, no chance Quick’s not back in for game five.

    • cyggyx1 - May 11, 2014 at 10:48 AM

      and they still won the game…….and didn’t even play their best. That should send a shudder down your elongated labia, queens fans

  6. wishingtonredslur - May 11, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    Tuukka Rask is the best goalie in the league. Quick would be second. IMO.

    • kingsfan93 - May 12, 2014 at 3:36 AM

      How is T. Rask better than J. Quick?

      He hasn’t proven ANYTHING in his career, yet.

      This was his actual first year playing as the #1 goalie for the Bruins and playing (at-least) 50+ games this season.

      Yes, in 2013 T. Rask took the Bruins to the Stanley Cup finals in a season that was locked-out for the majority of the season.

      Also, T. Rask played in the Olympics this year.

      But with all do respect to T. Rask, and he is one of my TOP 4 goalies in the NHL, but T. Rask in not better than J.Quick.

  7. bills4 - May 11, 2014 at 11:49 AM

    In all fairness. Anaheim will again start with the rookie and there is absolutely no way he has that kind of game again. LA seems to play better on the road and Quick was pissed to be pulled. I expect him to come back strong. If the Kings could only neutralize Getzlaf and Perry, but that is one hell of a task. The way the Blackhawks look right now, the winner of this series is going to the Cup!!

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