Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick seems to have a knack for making these remarkable saves once every game or two. Before Game 6 had even ended, he had two potentially game-saving stops on close-range shots from Blackhawks players. The second one was really something, though.
After collecting the puck off a turnover, Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane found Nick Leddy charging in from the left point with nothing between him and the net. Kane put the puck right on his tape with almost the whole left side of the net wide open.
GIF via @myregularface:
Quick had sniffed out the pass and anticipated the shot making a full blocker save on Leddy's chance.
Here's a closer look also via @myregularface:
The athleticism and control with which Quick made that save is truly remarkable. He wasn't just getting a piece of it, he was getting the puck with meat of his blocker and looked to see it the whole way.
That very well could have been a momentum-changing save as the Kings ended up tying the game minutes late on a goal by Drew Doughty. and shortly after took the lead on a shot from Alec Martinez. You often hear coaches talk about need for goalie to make a timely save. That was it.
Quick rightfully gets a lot of criticism for his save percentage being well lower than it should be, but he can do things not many other goaltenders in the league can do. Even if his stat line won't always look great, his highlight reel will always be full. Now there's another stop to add to it.