Oh, how the tables turned against the Kings at the end of Game 3. After being on the wrong end of a miraculous comeback in Game 2 thanks to a late two-man advantage, the Sharks were the ones who capitalized on penalties late to capture Game 3 on a Logan Couture overtime winner.
The Kings were already a man down with under a minute in regulation after a Robyn Regehr hooking minor when Trevor Lewis was also sent off for goalie interference with five seconds remaining on the clock. The Kings argued Lewis was pushed into Antti Niemi, to no avail. That gave the Sharks 1:19 of 5-on-3 heading into overtime. It was looking a whole lot like de ja vu.
The Regehr penalty expired without a Sharks score. But not long after, still a man up, Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau and Couture played tic-tac-toe to blast the puck past Jonathan Quick to secure the win. The Kings’ series lead is now down to 2-1.
It was a sequence of events that brought Quick to seeing red. Watch as the Kings’ netminder throws a hissy fit and stalks out the officials immediately after the game ended (hope you also enjoy the totally related and amusing soccer clip afterward):
Not so fun having a penalty dictate the result of a game, huh, Quick? For his efforts, Quick was assessed a game misconduct for “abuse of an official.” By rule, that automatically results in an astronomical $200 fine. Man, hope Quick doesn’t break the bank paying that one off. (For those wondering, that’s $99,800 less than the Sharks were fined thanks to Doug Wilson’s diatribe.)
Quick also faces the possibility of additional discipline, though, let’s be real, it won’t be a suspension. The chances of winning the Powerball jackpot might have been greater than that happening.
H/T Puck Daddy