He might have been the hero of the Los Angeles Kings' Stanley Cup triumph in 2012, but Jonathan Quick didn't have such a bright start to this year's postseason.
With Game 1 of their first-round series against the St. Louis Blues deep into overtime, the star goaltender made an embarrassing mistake that would allow Alexander Steen the simplest of goals—and the Blues a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory.
What is perhaps most remarkable is the fact that St. Louis was shorthanded at the time of the goal after a double minor penalty for high sticking.
It was a far cry from the 2012 postseason that Quick had with the Kings, which culminated in him winning the Conn Smythe Trophy as L.A. won the Stanley Cup despite starting as the No. 8 seed.
Even in this game, Quick had been superb up until the error took place. He had made 40 saves in total and kept the Kings in the game whilst the Blues attacked ferociously; he was the key reason why L.A. even took this one to overtime. However, that will likely be forgotten in a hurry by those who watched this game, as his mistake led to the game-winning goal.
The win marked the first time all year that the Blues had beaten the Kings and made up somewhat for their defeat in the 2012 postseason as well.
Game 2 is in St. Louis on Thursday at 9:30 p.m. ET.
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