I’m not writing a post game. It’s almost 2am in New York and I got shit to do tomorrow before returning home to Los Angeles. However after watching the Kings defeat the Ducks 2-1 at a local Irish Bar where I tried to focus on hockey amidst top 40 music and a drunken Irishman asking me endless questions about hockey (none of which I could understand), I feel compelled to share a distinct thought that plagued me throughout the third period: Jonathan Quick is back.
Oh sure, he let in one of the dumbest goals he’s ever let in, pursuing a puck chase to the blue line that he handedly lost to Ryan Getzlaf. That was the worst goal since… Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. I began to remember that goal, by uh… Someone whose name isn’t important enough for my mildly drunk ass to remember or google, and I remembered what happened after such an embarrassing affair: Jonathan Quick said “No more”.
I saw that tonight. The man’s swagger was in full saunter throughout the third. A spectacular save on Belesky, a deft poke check on… Again someone too unimportant to recall, squeezing the post, tracking the puck, contained but swift movement post to post, I saw eyes of ire burning behind a mask of iron.
Maybe I’m nuts, perhaps these are the fancies of someone who has eaten far too much pizza in the last three days and smelled too many New York smells. But when intuition strikes me, without consideration to previous thought or what I imagine to be a logical conclusion, I trust it and run with it.
Jonathan Quick is ready for the playoffs.
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