There are no words to describe just how bad the goal Los Angeles Kings net-minder Jonathan Quick surrendered Monday night against the New York Rangers, but I’m going to give it a try.
Early in the third period with the Rangers leading 2-1, the Kings were gaining momentum and earned a power play. It appeared they were on the verge of taking over of the game. At the beginning of the power play, the Rangers won a face-off and Ryan McDonagh cleared the puck the length of the ice towards Quick, and that’s when all hell broke loose.
As Quick maneuvered to corral the puck but stumbled a bit and lost control of his stick. As his stick went flying out of his hand, the puck bounced off his blocker and caromed into his own net. The ridiculous goal took the wind completely out of the Kings’ sails and gave the Rangers a 3-1 lead. That ended up being the final score.
Quick is one of the NHL’s best goaltenders, which made that crazy goal even more incredible and unlikely.
Video of the disastrous goal below: