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Video: Quick sprawls out to rob Seabrook

May 21, 2014, 10:07 PM EDT

The L.A. Kings needed a big save. Jonathan Quick delivered.

The Kings goalie, ranging from right to left, sprawled out to make a spectacular left-pad save on Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook in the second period of Game 2 of the Western Conference Final.

It was an important stop, too, as it kept the Kings only two goals behind the Blackhawks at that point. And, with less than two minutes remaining in the period, Justin Williams had a puck bank in off his skate and behind Corey Crawford to cut into Chicago’s lead, making it 2-1 heading into the third period.

  1. rgledz - May 21, 2014 at 10:20 PM

    Two BS penalty calls, two power play gifts for the Kings. The remarkable officiating continues.

    • Professor Fate - May 21, 2014 at 10:35 PM

      I’m sure that’s why Chitown has given up four unanswered goals. Couldn’t have anything to do with them being outhit or not winning faceoffs

      • comeonnowguys - May 21, 2014 at 10:38 PM

        Outhit? Thanks for establishing you’re an idiot. Next.

      • Professor Fate - May 21, 2014 at 10:40 PM

        30-19 last time I looked at the box score, Einstein.

      • comeonnowguys - May 21, 2014 at 10:42 PM

        You’re just making my job easy for me there, genius.

        Hits are like pitcher’s wins in baseball. If you’re hitting, you don’t have the puck. One of the dumbest stats in hockey.

      • Professor Fate - May 21, 2014 at 10:44 PM

        Hits are now 35-22 in favor of the Kings. Who’s the idiot here?

      • comeonnowguys - May 21, 2014 at 10:45 PM

        Still you.

      • comeonnowguys - May 21, 2014 at 10:47 PM

        LA outhit Chicago 34-25 in Game 1.

      • Professor Fate - May 21, 2014 at 10:49 PM

        It’s a stat that shows effort and aggression. Just one of many the Kings are leading in.

        Pitcher wins as a stat is incomplete and can be misleading, since it requires your teammates to produce runs. It also has pretty much nothing to do as a comparison to hockey hits.

        If you’re finishing your checks you give yourself a pretty good chance of gaining puck possession. At a minimum you get the opposition looking over their shoulders and making mistakes.

        Sorry your team got taken to the woodshed. Well, not really.

      • comeonnowguys - May 21, 2014 at 10:56 PM

        I’m going to say this very clearly, because clearly there is some comprehension deficiency going on here.

        If your team is getting hits…

        your team does not have the puck.

        Blackhawks rarely outhit their opponent. Rarely. Therefore, it only makes sense that they are so terrible at hockey. Or not.

        Ah well, looks like no sweep after all. Hawks in 5 will work, I guess.

      • Professor Fate - May 21, 2014 at 11:22 PM

        The problem here isn’t comprehension, it’s tunnel vision. I mentioned hits along with another stat and you chose to focus exclusively on hits. I also mentioned faceoffs. Is that a “dumb stat,” too?

        Yes, getting hits means you don’t (usually) have the puck. It’s a way to get the puck back and/or disrupt the other team’s offense. The ‘Hawks got hit a lot in the first two periods because they had the puck a lot. And got two goals.

        The Kings seemed to have the puck most of the third period and one reason for that is because Chicago didn’t do much hitting. The result was five goals.

        “Blackhawks rarely outhit their opponent. Rarely. Therefore, it only makes sense that they are so terrible at hockey.”

        Nice strawman non sequitur. I never came close to saying anything as stupid as the ‘Hawks “are so terrible at hockey.” The Kings often outhit their opponents. Often. Therefore it only makes sense that they are terrible at hockey, as outhitting your opponent means you don’t have the puck. If you don’t have the puck you can’t score, right? And we all know the Kings can’t score, right? Can’t imagine how they made it to the WCF against the unbeatable Blackhawks.

      • comeonnowguys - May 21, 2014 at 11:35 PM

        If the first thing you mention is an ridiculously outdated stat as proof of something, you are darn right I am going to focus on it. If you would have stuck with face offs, Corsi, even shots, well then fine. You went to hits first. And that makes you silly.

        Also, the Hawks get the pucks back from stick work and back checking. Of course they hit. But that’s not all they do. And frankly, if they win the hits stat it’s usually in a game they lost–or should have lost. So again…

      • cybernetikghost - May 22, 2014 at 1:41 AM

        Professor don’t bother with this ignorant fool. He’s just trolling because he’s still bitter about what happened to his little Sharks.

      • comeonnowguys - May 22, 2014 at 2:01 AM

        Yep. I am a Sharks fan.

    • Professor Fate - May 21, 2014 at 10:38 PM

      Okay, sorry, five unanswered goals as the Hawks press and give up multiple outmanned rushes.

    • gret9 - May 21, 2014 at 10:47 PM

      Great stop by Quick on Seabrook, was a huge turning point in the game. I thought to myself ala Eddie O, ‘Remember that save if the Kings come back.’

      The Too Many Men call was BS, the other one was yet another stupid Bollig penalty. The refs had been calling interference close all game but he decides to be stupid.

      A lot of different odds were against them in this game….strings that had to end sooner or later. Now they HAVE to win a game in LA at some point. We will see how they answer after this late game collapse.

      Kudos to the Kings, who never gave up when the Blackhawks had a 2-0 lead and the edge in play.

      Go Blackhawks!

      • Professor Fate - May 21, 2014 at 10:52 PM

        I really thought the Hawks were going to run away with it when they went up 2-0. They were making plays and pretty much outskating the Kings. Kind of surprised they actually won a playoff game in Chicago.

  2. comeonnowguys - May 21, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    Once again, Chicago sits on a 2 goal lead. Once again it bites them in the rear.

    Also, Someone needs to hide Bollig’s skates and break all his sticks. If Q won’t stop sending him out there, vigilante measures need to be taken.

    • gret9 - May 21, 2014 at 10:58 PM

      I think you need to give the Kings some credit for seizing the momentum. For example, Seabrook jumped into the play on an odd man rush and had a great shot at putting Chicago up 2-0….that’s not sitting on the lead. They had the edge in play until Williams scored that gritty goal. That seemed to put the Blackhawks back on their heels and the Kings took over. Tip of the cap to the Kings and now Chicago needs to bounce back and get one of these next two in LA.

    • gret9 - May 21, 2014 at 10:59 PM

      I think you need to give the Kings some credit for seizing the momentum. For example, Seabrook jumped into the play on an odd man rush and had a great shot at putting Chicago up 3-0….that’s not sitting on the lead. They had the edge in play until Williams scored that gritty goal. That seemed to put the Blackhawks back on their heels and the Kings took over. Tip of the cap to the Kings and now Chicago needs to bounce back and get one of these next two in LA.

  3. muckleflugga - May 21, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    hawks fans may be a bit edgy after tonight’s debacle

    cue some serious gloating from herr blomfeldt with bloodbath to follow

    • machosasquatcho - May 21, 2014 at 10:50 PM

      You gonna sign on to blomfeld soon and post an arbitrary YouTube video?

      Scum.

      • dannymac17 - May 22, 2014 at 12:29 AM

        your obsession with blomfield is really pathetic.

      • machosasquatcho - May 22, 2014 at 1:03 AM

        The fact that you are blomfeld is even worse.

      • dannymac17 - May 22, 2014 at 3:13 PM

        Sorry not Blomfield. Im a 30 year old man from Los Angeles. You can keep calling everyone Blomfield if it helps you sleep at night, clearly the thumbs up you have gotten are from your multiple aliases, you mutant.

      • machosasquatcho - May 22, 2014 at 8:23 PM

        Cute tirade, blomfeld.

    • blomfeld - May 21, 2014 at 11:28 PM

      *** somewhere in the ‘hot’ zone with Delta ‘D’ Company ***

      Comrade Flugga: Delta Company here ! … request ‘immediate’ air support, over ?

      Operation Control: stand by Delta Company, air support is on the way, over ?

      Comrade Blomfeld: we’ve got your position ‘locked’ Flugga … stand by, over ?

      Comrade Flugga: is that you Blomfeld ? … where are you man, over ?

      Comrade Blomfeld: we’re now closing fast from 240 degrees … enemy has been targeted, over ?

      Comrade Flugga: hey man, that’s pretty ‘cool’ that you guys show up like this, over ? :)

      Comrade Blomfeld: roger that … get your people outta there ! … this is gonna be a ‘big’ one ! :)

      • canucks30 - May 21, 2014 at 11:34 PM

        This is the first video clip you have ever posted that I actually liked.

        Mind you, it’s also the first video clip that isn’t from 1964.

  4. schusters3 - May 21, 2014 at 11:22 PM

    How does the hitting means you don’t have possession work with the Kings being at the top of the league in puck possession? They hit to turn it over. Others close gaps and step in lanes, but the Kings must hit to succeed with their game. It just doesn’t guarantee success. Comeonnowguys has a way to simplistic black and white argument.

    • Professor Fate - May 21, 2014 at 11:29 PM

      Comeonnowguys is pissed his team played well for 38 minutes and then got blown away. Can’t blame him for that, but thinking hits doesn’t affect the game while calling someone an idiot for posting said stat is rather childish.

      It’s too bad some fans can’t come to terms with the fact that sometimes your team just gets outplayed. Like the fan who blames the refs, it’s a symptom of identifying a bit too closely with your team and not seeing things with an unbiased eye.

      • comeonnowguys - May 21, 2014 at 11:39 PM

        Clearly you have me completely figured out.

        Or you are aspiring to be the next muckle (blom)

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