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Video: Hossa bumps Quick in crease collision

May 26, 2014, 9:48 PM EDT

Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa was penalized in the first period for a crease collision with L.A. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick.

With what would eventually turn out to be a power play, the Kings took a 1-0 lead on the Blackhawks in Game 4 of the Western Conference Final series, which L.A. leads 2-1. Quick certainly sold the call – goalie interference – but it looked like Hossa was bumped as he was going to the net by Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin.

The two teams played four-on-four, but the Kings did eventually get the man advantage, with Muzzin taking advantage of a perfect Jeff Carter screen on Corey Crawford and burying a wrist shot to open the scoring.

  1. shutyourfivehole - May 26, 2014 at 9:52 PM

    Quick is an overacting diver

    • Professor Fate - May 26, 2014 at 9:55 PM

      He got whacked upside the head pretty good. He sold it, but it was hardly a flop.

    • sixchr - May 26, 2014 at 10:00 PM

      I would imagine there’s some whiplash when your head gets knocked into a pole like that.

  2. Professor Fate - May 26, 2014 at 9:54 PM

    Hossa was driving to the crease and got bumped, but the refs are going to side with the goaltender on that kind of play. ‘Hawks fans have a legit beef, but haven’t come close to slowing the Kings’ PP. And how to explain the other two goals? Kings are skating circles around the ‘Hawks right now.

    • nightfireop - May 26, 2014 at 10:06 PM

      don’t worry hawks, the kings are just some lowly sixth seeded team. they are no threat to you.

      • suesawicki2000 - May 26, 2014 at 10:08 PM

        CHICAGO- the biggest bunch of koolaid drinkers in the US. Squawks are going down!!!! GO KINGS GO scalp them!!!!!!

    • hrudey - May 26, 2014 at 10:07 PM

      Yeah, there was contact by Muzzin but if you look at the line Hossa was taking, he was almost certainly going to make contact with Quick even if Muzzin never touched him. Quick certainly invites contact more than most goalies by how far he comes out of the crease, but Hossa was skating straight into the crease almost straight along the goal line. I’m just glad to see Quick get up every time and of course not to see a repeat of the travesty in (I think) ’98 where Courtnall plowed Storr and then turtled up and got St. Louis a major PP out of it, turning the game completely around.

      • Professor Fate - May 27, 2014 at 12:13 AM

        I agree and I think that’s why the call was made.

      • offthepipe - May 27, 2014 at 12:20 AM

        What network were you watching the game on? On NBC Sports the replay clearly shows Hosa was not skating directly at goalie. He veers toward the top of the crease and then gets shoved into goalie by defender. The commentators even note that. Another example of how bad calls have swung the momentum of the games in this series. Watch the replay from the viewpoint along the goal line and you will see what really happened. Bottom line is you don’t know what you are talking about

      • offthepipe - May 27, 2014 at 12:25 AM

        Quick got up so fast because he wanted to see if the ref bought his acting job.

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