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Teammates were more than impressed with
Quick was on his stomach and kicked his right leg back to make the save on Wheeler, who was shooting from a sharp angle from the right corner.
The view on the ice was one thing. But it looked even better when the Kings were finally able to watch the replays afterward.
"I wasn't sure why he was down at first," forward
"He's an amazing guy. I played with him in Manchester [in the minors] for awhile and there was one in the shootout. He reached behind his back and caught it. It was pretty amazing to see."
"I wouldn't say I planned it," Quick said. "It was a play where I thought there was somebody in the middle with traffic and they were trying to shoot it. Or, it looked like they were shooting, and I kind of bit on the fake and he passed it down to the goal line. So I was just scrambling to get over there.
"I got my stick caught up in somebody in front of me. He didn't shoot it at first. I thought I had time to get up and then he shoots it, so I was caught in the middle of getting up, so I just stuck the leg up."
Yes, it's that time of the year again.
After Saturday's win, Kopitar's new linemate,
It should be noted, for all the current buzz about East Coast bias, two players from the
If the shoe fits . . .
Mitchell is picking up his share of points these days, collecting two assists in Saturday's win. It was his first multi-point game in nearly two years, since a three-assist game against the
He missed all of last season because of knee issues, and felt his game finally elevated after Christmas.
"I went horseback riding and the guy gave me a horseshoe so that might be it," he said, joking about his recent offensive output. "Got it sitting upright at the house and it's supposed to catch all that luck.
"It's been a challenging season for myself, coming off knee surgeries, not playing for 17 months. I didn't feel good about my game; sometimes you can chase it when you try too hard."
Up next for the Kings
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