Quick, Ranford reflect on game, recovery
Jonathan Quick, on whether his recovery following Saturday’s return was similar to any other game:
Yeah. Even though you miss some time, you have your routine that you do. Same recovery. We had an off-day yesterday. That helps a little bit. We get back, we had a good workout today and a good one tomorrow.
On a second period save in which he appeared to move laterally and “against the flow,” and whether it brought about any issues:
I don’t know if I know the exact play that you’re talking about, but I know there’s a few where you get into that extension. I was saying it the other day. If I was feeling anything at all, I wouldn’t have told them I was ready to go. Going in, I felt really confident that I wasn’t going to feel anything, just because we had done so much work and tested it in so many different ways just to make sure there was nothing lingering. It was good. It was good to get out there. [Reporter: Do they do an actual strength test where they can map and measure it?] There’s things that I had to be able to do without pain before they’d let me get onto the ice. Now we’re talking three weeks ago, right? I’ve skated for a good two weeks. It was good just to get out there and play with the team and be a part of it again. You miss that. You miss that stuff in the locker room. Just being a part of the group. Like, obviously you’re still a part of the group when you’re hurt, but not as much right? So it’s good to be back in the locker room daily with them.
Bill Ranford, on his impressions of watching Quick live:
I thought he was good. After being off for eight weeks, you always worry about how it’s going to go. I think it was one of those situations where in the first period there was a lot of work. Sometimes you worry [with] too much work if the gas tank is going to hit the red zone there, but he battled through it and I think just put in a good effort for us.
Ranford, on Quick’s recovery following Saturday’s game:
Well, I think probably the worst thing that could have happened was having the day off. So he had to kind of gut through it today, and he’ll feel better tomorrow.
Ranford, on whether he caught anything on tape that he hadn’t seen live:
Nothing overly. He and I will go over it today and we’ll talk about a few things. I don’t like to say too much until I’ve gone over it with him, because you always want to get his opinion. But for that amount of time off, it was a very good game by him.