Hockey Hilarity: That was Quick… And Easy

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I think all of us can agree that Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings is a pretty good goaltender, maybe even one of the best ever when he’s on like he was in the 2011-2012 season where he won both the Conn Smythe award as the most valuable player to his team in the playoffs and a Stanley Cup. However, the guy is human. (really, I promise he is). And if you were curious as to how human, here:

As our own @KevinJAppel pointed out, this is made even more of a stitch when you look just over Quick’s head:

Kevin Appel pointed this out to me, so the credit’s going to him until I hear otherwise.

But Quick isn’t the only goaltender to have let in a terrible, awful, no good, very bad goal. There’s also this gift from Vesa Tosakala:

And I think most Philadelphia Flyers fans recall this Max Talbot goal that Antero Nittymaki let in as he was unaware that the puck was dropped I guess:

It’s good to know that everyone makes mistakes. Especially if you’re a young goaltender and you’re aspiring to be a big league goaltender one day. Just remember boys and girls: you too can give up a highlight reel goal like these above if you make it to the professional level.

What are some of your favorite goaltending gaffes? Respond in the comments, on Facebook, or you can tweet me: @nickdobo

I’ll catch you fine people next week.