March 29, 2014 11:01 pm

Reaction, video of Quick’s save on Blake Wheeler

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.

From Harrison Mooney of Puck Daddy:

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.

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