Jonathan Quick was back in lockdown mode: preparing for Game 5 of the finals as though it were Game 1, and not the Los Angeles Kings' second chance to claim the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history.
As he did on media day in advance of the series opener against the New Jersey Devils, the Kings' stellar goalie faced reporters on Friday with a baseball cap yanked down to just above his eyes, with the black hood of a sweatshirt pulled over the top.
Quick's answers were to the point and spoken quietly. Everything about his demeanor screamed focus.
Los Angeles leads the series 3-1, following a 3-1 loss at home to the Devils on Wednesday that forced the series back to New Jersey. Game 5 is on Saturday night.
Even though the Kings are 2-0 in Game 5s in these playoffs, ending series both times, and a perfect 10-0 on the road, Quick took the tact of viewing the slate as clean.
''It's 0-0,'' he said. ''It doesn't matter if you're coming off a win or coming off a loss. Obvi...