In the last two home games, Jonathan Quick robbed Thomas Fleischmann blind with his glove and used what is being described as a “scorpion kick” to take a goal away from Blake Wheeler.
Hot. Scorpion. Magic.
Jonathan Quick’s got scorpion blood. There is no other explanation for this. Completely down and out, he robs Blake Wheeler with that impossible back-kick.
“It’s kind of a little scrum in front,” Quick said. “I lost my footing a little bit, and then the puck went to the side and I can’t remember who took a shot from the corner. I was just trying to get coverage. Luckily it hit my skate. I don’t know if it was going in. It might have been going wide.”
One similar save in a late-game situation was Nicklas Backstrom’s denial of Slava Voynov’s attempt late in a 2-1 Minnesota win over Los Angeles in the third-to-last game of the 2012-13 season:
Jonathan Quick, on the win:
We could get better, for sure. There is a lot we can improve on and like I said, we’ve been playing good hockey, but we want to play better hockey. So we have Minnesota coming in on Monday and you know they’re a great team. They’re looking to get ready for the playoffs and cement a spot in the top-eight. We’ll have our hands full on Monday, so we have to get ready for that.