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Teammate Andy Andreoff almost doesn't want to picture Quick dropping his glove and blocker.
"Honestly, I wouldn't want to fight Quickie," Andreoff said. "Quickie's a big, strong guy. I'm sure he'd take the other goalie out."
Quick looked ready to throw down with noted
If Quick seems more amped than usual, the
"Just the way he's so into the game and emotional — it creates energy for us and creates momentum for us," Andreoff said. "When he's that into the game we want to be there for Quickie. I think that's a huge key for us."
"Love the emotion," Laich said. "When your leaders are emotionally invested in the game, it pulls everybody into the fight … just how he competes in the crease, competes for his space, competes for the puck."
If Quick starts Thursday, his counterpart will be familiar as T
"We loved having Peter here," Kings coach John Stevens said, "but he's just a member of another team now."
Big hits. Fights. Scrums. Two disallowed goals. An overtime finish. The consensus was that Tuesday's 4-3 overtime Kings victory was as intense as a Ducks-Kings game can get in November. And that was the first installment of the five-game regular-season series.
"How much more do you want?" Andreoff said.
The Kings held an optional skate Wednesday and it was welcomed following a game that had a combined 79 shots, 54 hits and 25 blocked shots.
"Drew will tell you he wishes he played 35 minutes every night," Stevens said. Stevens noted that Doughty got a recovery day and that the Kings monitor fatigue levels of every player.
"There's chronic and acute," Stevens said. "Over time we try to track both those and … I think we're way further on that than we were [previously]."
VS. TAMPA BAY
When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
On the air: TV: FSW; Radio: 790.
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