Sharks forward TJ Galiardi said Wednesday that Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick is guilty of "a little embellishment every now and then" in this Western Conference semifinal series as he tries to draw penalties on San Jose forwards. "What kind of bugs me about him, I don't know if I should say it, but a little embellishment every now and then," Galiardi said before the team left for Los Angeles for Game 5 on Thursday at Staples Center. "You skate by and you don't even touch him or you barely even touch him and he's throwing his hands in the air. So that's one of those things. "It's the playoffs. Everyone's trying to draw a penalty. Whatever." Galiardi was called for goaltender interference in the second period of Game 4 after he and Kings defenseman Drew Doughty got tangled up in front of the net. After Galiardi got out of the penalty box, the puck was sent down the ice behind the Kings' net. Galiardi skated in front of Quick as Slava Voynov retrieved the puck, and Galiardi's skate clipped Quick's goalie pad. Quick fell to the ice on the play. "The thing is, with video, something we like to say around here is ball don't lie," Galiardi said. "It's an old basketball term, but when you watch the video, the video doesn't lie. So I'm skating by and I barely touch him and he's throwing his hands in the air, it's kind of one of those things -- he looks bad on video, not me." That wasn't the only run-in between the two players on the ice in that game at HP Pavilion. In the first period, with San Jose leading 1-0, Quick was behind his net to leave the puck for Los Angeles defenseman Slava Voynov. Galiardi tried to cut between Quick and the net to get to the puck, but was upended, tripping on Quick's leg. Video replays showed that Quick may have seen Galiardi coming as he skated backward to his own net. Quick has been brilliant at times in the series, as he's made an average of 30 saves in the four games. In the two games in San Jose, he had to make a combined 28 first-period saves.
Sharks' TJ Galiardi has harsh words for Kings' Jonathan Quick
San Jose Mercury News | May 23