Not even two minutes went by before Chelsea Dagger rang throughout the United Center. The Kings came into Game 2 of the Western Conference finals with the hopes of tying the series against the Blackhawks before heading back to Los Angeles. But an early goal from Andrew Shaw marked the beginning of a Blackhawks performance the Kings just couldn't match. "Obviously it's not how you want to start the game," Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick said following his team's 4-2 loss. "We've experienced that a few times on the road when we've given up goals early, so we're trying to get that out of the game. I thought we outplayed them for the most part in the first period, but the score didn't indicate that." By the end of the first period, the Blackhawks had a 2-0 lead over their opponent, but the Kings managed to out-shoot the home team, 13-9. It was a drastic change from Game 1, when the Kings obtained a 1-0 lead by the end of 20 minutes despite getting only two shots on goal. But like Saturday's matchup, the goals kept coming for Chicago. As a result, the Kings failed to get a second win on the road this postseason. "Tonight was a little out of our reach, giving up four goals," Quick said. "But I think if you look back, five or six losses before that they're all 2-1 games. We haven't been finding a way. We need to find a way. They did their job at home, now we have to go home and do our job. "I haven't done my job on the road." After allowing four goals, Quick was pulled from the ice and backup netminder Jonathan Bernier went in to take his place. But the Kings had nothing bad to say about their starting goaltender's performance on Sunday.
Kings come to Quick's defense after Game 2 loss
CSN Chicago | Jun 3