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Video-Kings/Sharks Skirmish Near The End Of The Game

from Kevin Kurz of CSNBayArea,

Sharks captain Joe Thornton was a hot topic in the Kings’ dressing room after Game 6.

Late in the third period of the 4-1 Sharks loss Thornton ran over Drew Doughty, prompting the referee to raise his arm on an interference call. As Thornton turned away from the play he was grabbed from behind by Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, resulting in a large scrum in the corner with every skater involved.

“Drew was just trying to box me out and I was trying to go to the net, and just overpowered him, that’s all,” Thornton described later.

Quick has acted borderline foolishly several times during the first round series, including a pair of dives with Mike Brown around the crease, and a laughable moment in Game 3 when he grabbed Logan Couture’s leg and wouldn’t let go when the Sharks forward was in front of the net.

Riling up the goaltender isn’t an uncommon occurrence, according to his teammates.

Jarret Stoll said: “He’s a fiery guy, he cares and he has a lot of pride. He doesn’t want guys touching him in the crease throughout the course of the game. We’ve seen that from Quicky, no big deal.”

continued and watch the incident below...

18:14 San Jose Andrew Desjardins: 2 minutes, roughing
18:14 San Jose Joe Thornton: 2 minutes, roughing
18:14 Los Angeles Jarret Stoll: 2 minutes, roughing
18:14 Los Angeles Jonathan Quick: 2 minutes, roughing
18:14 San Jose Joe Thornton: 2 minutes, interference
18:14 San Jose Brent Burns: 10 minutes, misconduct
18:14 Los Angeles Dwight King: 10 minutes, misconduct
18:14 San Jose Andrew Desjardins: 10 minutes, misconduct



Here is a .gif of the Thornton kneeing penalty and if you move your cursor over the .gif, you can control the playback of the .gif.


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pautna's avatar

Your team just let a 3-0 series lead slip away, what else are you going to write about?

And for the record, “...he grabbed Logan Couture’s leg and wouldn’t let go when the Sharks forward was in front of the net.” Wrong. He grabbed Brown’s leg. But Kurz would have to had actually pay attention to the game to have known that. #hack

Posted by pautna on 04/29/14 at 08:49 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

IMO Quick and Brown go hand in hand with over-dramatizing crap.  I couldn’t take the Thornton to Brown knee seriously when I saw who it was who fell down.  Then again, considering it was Thornton, I wasn’t surprised.

Posted by TreKronor on 04/29/14 at 09:46 AM ET

shazam88's avatar

Big Joe is definitely a piece of work but Torres belongs in the same discussion. Nice little attempt to take out Williams a few minutes earlier. Figured the Sharks would have learned how to implode in an orderly fashion by now.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 04/29/14 at 10:04 AM ET

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