Post-Game 7: Jonathan Quick on the Kings eliminating the Sharks

Comments from Kings goalie Jonathan Quick after LA defeated San Jose 2-1 and eliminated them in Game 7…

On the overall game:

“Obviously it’s a high pressure situation here at the end. I think both teams came out in the first period and played a little apprehensive. Nobody wanted to make the first mistake. The second period opened up a little more. At the end of the day you’re just happy you’re moving on. It’s a great team we’re able to get four wins against. You know, relax, enjoy the day off tomorrow. Watch tomorrow night’s game and see who we’re going to play.”

On the key to winning tonight:

“Instead of losing 2-1, we won 2-1. You guys laugh but that’s really what it comes down to. Every game’s been that close, so, usually you get the first goal and now the other team starts pressing a little bit, and we we’re able to get a second one and now they’re playing catch-up a little bit. So I think getting that first goal was huge. They obviously got one in the third to make it tight again but we were able to close out.”

On if he can do no wrong at this point:

“I wouldn’t say that. I wouldn’t say that. We’re playing great in our own end as a team. I’m being able to seal a lot of pucks, and when I can control them it kinda really cuts down on their quality of opportunity. We didn’t get too much time on the PK but the time we did, we did a great job. You know, that’s a great team, we are fortunate to get four wins against them.”

On what playing in a Game 7 does for the team going forward:

“You know, you just move on. Whether you win it in four, you win it in seven, it’s all the same. You get to play, you get to play with your team, you get the opportunity to continue going for that ultimate prize there. Can’t get ahead of yourself, obviously. Just kind of focus on Game 1 and trying to figure out who we have to play against.”

On what he said to TJ Galiardi during the handshake:

“I just said great series. He competed hard, as did the rest of the team. He played a great series, he works hard, he’s a guy that kind of gets in there, a lot of energy there for Burnsie (Brent Burns) and Thornton (Joe Thornton). So he did a great job on that.”

On his save on Joe Pavelski:

“I didn’t control the rebound as well as I’d like to and it ended up on his stick. You know, at that point you’re kinda in desperation mode and just trying to get that coverage. The team put a little pressure on him and fortunate enough, I was able to get a glove on it.”

RELATED CONTENT:

Post-Game 7: Dustin Brown – ‘It’s always fun when you win, right?’

Comments from Sharks locker room after Game 7 loss to Kings

Flash Quotes from Kings locker room after Game 7 win over Sharks

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

Recent Articles

FREE REPLAY: Hoven on Sportsnet Radio – LA Kings captaincy and RD 1 vs Vegas Golden Knights

Follow @mayorNHL
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on Sportsnet Radio, where he joined host Will Nault to share thoughts surrounding the Los Angeles Kings and Vegas Golden Knights round one playoff series. Among the topics discussed were: Alex Iafallo, Adrian Kempe, Drew Doughty, Dion Phaneuf, Jonathan Quick, Anze Kopitar, Jeff Carter, a few predictions, […]

FREE REPLAY: Hoven on TSN Radio – Analyzing Kings v Golden Knights, and Dion Phaneuf’s Role

Follow @mayorNHL
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on TSN Radio, where he analyzed this year’s Round 1 match-up between the Los Angeles Kings and Vegas Golden Knights. Among the topics touched on include: Dustin Brown, Adrian Kempe, Anze Kopitar, Jeff Carter, Drew Doughty, Dion Phaneuf, Jonathan Quick, injuries, who comes out on top, and […]

MayorsManor Live: 2017-18 RD1 Playoff Predictions from The Kid

Follow @mayorNHLIn what has become a tradition around here — and something readers have come to enjoy apparently — we’re looking to have a little fun heading into the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

It’s that time of year, @mayorNHL !! We want to hear from #MiniMayor
— Clint Anderson (@SeeAndy_55) April 10, 2018

For the fourth straight year, we […]

Major News Items

LA Kings 2018 Mid-Season Top 10 Prospect Rankings: The Top Two

It all comes down to this. After an extensive journey through the LA Kings current prospect pool, we've finally arrived at the top two players in the rankings - including this year's highly coveted No. 1 spot. … [Read More...]

More Prospect News