Jonathan Quick is one of the most accomplished goalies in the NHL today. The Los Angeles Kings netminder has won a Stanley Cup and a Conn Smythe Trophy and he's the odds-on favorite to be the starting goalie for Team USA in the 2014 Winter Olympics. But the embarrassing mistake Quick made Monday night against the New York Rangers won't soon be forgotten.
With the Kings on a power play, Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh harmlessly played the puck back to the L.A. end and Quick lost his stick. The biscuit bounced off Quick's right blocker for one of the strangest — and goofy — short-handed tallies of the young season.
But Quick wasn't the only hockey player involved in a strange moment this week. Winnipeg Jets defenseman Zach Bogosian (another Sochi hopeful) made a blunder in Sunday night's tilt against the Anaheim Ducks. Late in a 2-all tie, the 23-year old lost control of the puck behind his own net. The opportunistic Corey Perry made him pay and got it past Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec for the eventual game-winner.
Meanwhile in football, Miami Dolphins kicker Caleb Sturgis attempted a potential game-tying 57-yard field in the final minute of the Fins' Week 5 contest against the Baltimore Ravens. The kick was way left and no good. But don't tell the team's mascot that. The Artist Formerly Known as Snowflake acted as if it had split the uprights. Alas, the Ravens hung on for a 26-23 victory.
And please, people...if Kristi Maroudas has taught us one thing, it's this: barbells and ponytails don't mix.