Found May 13, 2012 on Next Impulse Sports:
During Game 1 of the Los Angeles Kings and Phoenix Coyotes Western conference finals playoff match-up, Jonathan Quick finally looked human. Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris got a lucky bounce and was able to put the puck past Quick from center ice. I’m sure Quick wasn;t given too much flack following the game as the Kings went on to win 4-2. via NHL Article found on: Cosby Sweaters

Kings' Quick remains good despite bad goal

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Poised Kings continue playoff streak

Phoenix, Ariz. For the first time since midway through the first round, the Los Angeles Kings faced a decent dose of adversity. Leading 1-0 midway through the first period and thoroughly controlling the run of play, veteran Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris let loose a 99-foot slapshot from the red line that eluded Jonathan Quick to tie the game at one. Recalling playoff memories...

Dwight King scores twice, Kings take Game 1

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