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Late-night video: Quick's huge gaffe ruins Kings' home opener

By Mike Harrington

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault got his first win with New York in Monday's 3-1 victory over the Kings in Los Angeles but the game will be far more remembered for the it-will-live-forever gaffe by LA goaltender Jonathan Quick.

Watch what happens to Quick -- and looked at the stunned reaction of coach Darryl Sutter -- when Ryan McDonagh makes a routine clear down the ice during a Rangers penalty. Holy moly. A few seconds later, listen to the crowd's reaction and watch for Quick's response when he cleanly fields another long clear. Downright Ryan Miller-esque.

Appears Quick didn't get why reporters were asking him about the play afterward. Pretty basic, dude. Key play in the game. Video that's going to live forever. Come on. The Rangers could joke about it, even calling it a "set play."

What does this remind me of? How about this one from 2008 courtesy of former Leafs sieve Vesa Toskala? Pretty similar, although the only way Toskala is ever seeing a Stanley Cup or Conn Smythe Trophy like Quick has is by buying an admission ticket to the Hall of Fame.

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