Jonathan Quick offers pre-series comments on Blackhawks v Kings

Comments from LA Kings goalie Jonathan Quick in advance of the 2013 Western Conference Final against the Chicago Blackhawks…

Q. You haven’t really faced a team that has this kind of offensive power so far in the playoffs. What do the Hawks do that you haven’t dealt with so far in the post-season?

QUICK: “I mean, to give St. Louis and San Jose credit, I think both those teams have some guys that are really good offensively, can create stuff. You look at Joe Thornton, what he’s been able to do over his career. Guys like that, that we played against last series, they’re difficult to cover. With that said, obviously they’re a highly skilled team, they have guys that can play well in the offensive zone. I think the biggest way we’re going to kind of counter that is being quick in our end. When they do dump pucks in, getting pucks out of our end as quick as we can so we’re
spending more time in their zone. Obviously our penalty kill is going to have to come up and play big, especially on the road here. But, yeah, we still got some work to do today as far as video getting to know them a little bit better before tomorrow afternoon.”

Q. Jonathan, after you had that surgery last year, went through the lockout, how long did it take you to get to the point that you are now, and is this point, condition-wise, better than where you were last year because of the surgery you had or because of something you did differently?

QUICK: “Well, I would say going into the season in January, I felt healthy. I felt like I was in good shape. I had a couple months of working out and skating. So I wouldn’t say that I’m in any better shape now than I was in January. Obviously health-wise, I’m in a little better shape now than I was during last year’s playoff run, just because of the injury. But, I mean, I didn’t feel like going into this series I was kind of favoring anything, altering my game at all because of the surgery. I felt 100%. Fortunately, kind of came around and able to play how I was last year as opposed to how I was playing at the beginning of the year.”

For additional Kings-Blackhawks coverage, be sure to check out the links below.

RELATED CONTENT:

Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar share pre-series comments on Kings v Blackhawks

Pre-series comments from Dean Lombardi and Darryl Suter

Pre-series comments from Chicago GM Stan Bowman

Colin Fraser on returning ‘home’ to Chicago

Kings officially saying goodbye to two prospects this week

Note to webmasters/reporters: When recapping news or interviews from this site please include a link to www.MayorsManor.com

Recent Articles

NHL Radio Replay: Hoven on Kopitar, Kempe, Rookies, and Changes

Follow @mayorNHL
//
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined hosts Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon and Greg Gilbert on the Power Play. Some of the topics discussed during the spot included: why the Kings struggle on offense, trade rumors, Adrian Kempe, other rookies, our recent report on the likelihood of […]

AHL: Reign Wrangle Roadrunners, Campbell Posts Shutout

The Arizona Coyotes’ minor league affiliate Tucson Roadrunners wandered into town to take on the Ontario Reign. The teams began the game separated by just one place in the standings, but by 11 total points. Mike Stothers’ team would push the gap to 13 points with a 3-0 win Wednesday night.
The Reign couldn’t have planned […]

NHL Radio Replay: Hoven Boldly Predicts Kings Future Plans

Follow @mayorNHL
//
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined host Jonathan Davis on the Two Man Advantage to discuss a myriad of Los Angeles Kings related topics – and went so far as making a few bold predictions about upcoming moves and the future of GM Dean Lombardi, […]

Major News Items

LA Kings 2017 Mid-Season Prospect Rankings – Honorable Mentions

Surprise! Your patience is about to be rewarded. After sitting on pins and needles, waiting to get an update on the LA Kings top prospects, we’re back. Fear not, oh loyal readers; we haven’t let you down in the … [Read More...]

More Prospect News