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Thursday, May 30, 2013
Podcast: Eddie O on how to beat Kings

By Staff

Jonathan Quick
Eddie Olczyk said the Blackhawks need to use Jonathan Quick's aggressiveness against him.
Ed Olczyk joined "The Carmen & Jurko Show" and discussed the Western Conference finals between the Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings.

Olczyk was asked to break down the Kings.

"It starts with their goaltender Jonathan Quick. He's an aggressive goaltender. He's not in the blue paint a whole heck of a lot. He likes to come out. He likes to be aggressive. He likes to cut down on the angle, so for the Blackhawks a lot of things are important.
  • One is not allow him to be aggressive. Not allow him to come outside his blue paint, so if you could establish position right in front of that crease, you're not going to allow him to get out and cut down on the angle.
  • Second thing is he plays down low, as low as any goaltender we've seen in a long, long time. So elevation on shots is going to be key on Johnathan Quick.

    "They're a big team. They defend really well. They have some skilled guys in Anze Kopitar, and Dustin Brown and Jeff Carter and Mike Richards, pretty much the same team they had last year. They're banged up a little bit, but this is going to be a big, heavy series. It's going to be the most demanding, physical series the Blackhawks have seen to this point in the playoffs considering they've played Minnesota and Detroit.

    "They're the defending Stanley Cup champion for a reason. It's going to be a hard-fought series, no question about it."