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Jonathan Quick rips U.S. hockey team for lackluster effort

Feb 22, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

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Jonathan Quick wasn’t buying into the notion it was difficult for the U.S. to play today’s bronze medal game after a tough semifinal loss to Canada.

“It shouldn’t be too hard,” he said, per PHT’s Jason Brough. “We do that all year long. We’re professionals. We play back-to-backs all year long.

“There’s no reason we show up and not piss a drop.”

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Quick, brilliant against the Canadians on Friday in stopping 36 of 37 shots, was hung out to dry on a number of occasions against the Finns. Two goals in the third period came on the power play and the Americans failed to give their goalie any run support over the final two games of the tournament, going scoreless after racking up 20 goals in their first four contests.

Needless to say, Quick wasn’t happy — though he made it clear he wasn’t happy with his own effort, either.

“My job is to stop the puck, and I didn’t do that very well,” he said. “Team effort. We weren’t good.”

  1. jjholeinwall - Feb 22, 2014 at 2:50 PM

    It’s nice to see a young player step up and tell it like it is or was

  2. jjholeinwall - Feb 22, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    It’s nice to see a young player and sant like it is or was

  3. sabatimus - Feb 22, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    The US was hemming in Finland very well in the 1st period–Finland was playing every 5-on-5 in their own zone like a penalty kill. But once the first two goals were scored, it’s like the US didn’t care, and their effort went out the window. I agree with Quick.

  4. nhstateline - Feb 22, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    He’s right. He deserved much better in front of him than what he got.

  5. djshnooks - Feb 22, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    What a bum.

    Ryan Miller has better season stats, and he wouldn’t have thrown his team under the bus. He should have got to start.

  6. sidneydeane35 - Feb 22, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    Couldn’t agree with you more. Usually not something to say via the media, but justified from one of the best goalies of the tournament.

  7. sidneydeane35 - Feb 22, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    djshnooks were you watching the same game or did you get the Russian feed.

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