Quick takes Kings to the brink of Stanley cup
Stopping all the 32 shots he faced, Los Angeles Kings’ goaltender Jonathan Quick turns into a beast in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday, taking Kings towards the final result – Kings shutting out Rangers taking 3-0 series lead!
Quick, who has played more of an anti-hero role in the Stanley Cup play offs – with goals through his legs, jumped over San Jose Sharks’ captain Joe Thornton, off the skate of teammate Slava Voynov, and even was outplayed by a mere 20-year-old kid in Orange County, has stood as Kings’ hero once again so well, playing the role he had played countless number of times.
“I think that was his best game of the playoffs,” said teammate Drew Doughty.
“He played fantastic for us tonight. He made some big saves – saves he had no business making. His rebound control was good, his puckhandling was good, everything about his game tonight was great.”
“He was a big reason why we won.”
“His numbers are deceiving because he’s been making saves every series, every game that change the momentum of the game,” said Kings captain Dustin Brown.
“It’s hard to go through all the games but I thought he was awesome tonight either way. All I know is everyone’s talking about Quickie and he’s a big, big part of the reason we’re here because he is a goaltender that makes big saves at big times.”
“At the end of the day, when we played tonight I think it’s an extension of him coming out.”
Rangers have been waiting for the Stanley Cup Final for 20 years, and came home to get back in the series. But once again, with Jonathan Quick stopping everything that came his way, the Rangers never had a chance to survive against a powerful Kings attack and had to leave the hockey arena on the wrong side of the final score.