May 30, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Ben Smith (28) scores a goal against Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (32) during the second period in game six of the Western Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Jonathan Quick, Corey Crawford have heated exchange

Before the Chicago Blackhawks ultimately won Game 6 of their best of seven series against the Los Angeles Kings, the game was as intense as any had been in the series.

After all, the Blackhawks were trying to force a deciding Game 7 on their home ice while the Kings were hoping to do Chicago what the Blackhawks did to them one year ago. The intensity was so high that it even spilled over to the two goaltenders in the matchup.

At the end of the second period, Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick and Blackhawks netminder Corey Crawford came together for a discussion about the big Saturday afternoon BBQ. Okay, not really.

As Quick was skating to the bench, it looks as if Crawford said a few words before getting into Quick’s way. After bumping each other, Crawford then acted as if he was ready to throw down by shaking the hands in preparation of dropping the gloves. However, the refs were in the way of the two, and it was highly unlikely that Crawford would’ve even decided to drop them in such a pivotal game.

What started it all? Well, as the video shows, Quick was bumped by Chicago forward Andrew Shaw at the end of the second period after Shaw was hit into the Kings net. Quick took offense to this, and immediately got involve with the Blackhawks player in the crease. Crawford then stopped and waited outside the Chicago bench where the meeting of the netminders ensued.

Nothing major came out of the exchange, but it certainly set the tone for the rest of the game, and the series.

Tags: Chicago Blackhawks Corey Crawford Jonathan Quick Los Angeles Kings NHL NHL Playoffs

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