Jonathan Quick called in to speak with Comcast SportsNet's Danny Picard on his podcast 'I'm Just Sayin' today to talk playoffs, celebrity status, and pizza.
Quick, a Connecticut native and UMass alum hasn't let his success in the playoffs go to his head. He talked about how he likes to spend his rest days, mostly doing recovery and planning for the next game. He even made it out to a comedy club with some teammates to relax.
So far during his time in the NHL, he says the biggest lesson he's learned is that it's not only what you do on the ice that matters, it's also what you do away from the rink, like getting proper nutrition and rest.
Some of the conversation turns to pizza, though, even though Quick says he won't be getting anything from Antonio's in Amherst, Mass. until after the finals are over.
Picard asked whether or not Kobe Bryant would recognize Quick if they walked by each other on the street. Quick said that Bryant had attended some games in the last month, but that he probably wouldn't recognize him. Apparently Quick doesn't get recognized often, which is hard to believe after the way the playoffs have gone.
Picard asked Quick if he felt like he wasn't getting enough work on the ice. The Devils only took 17 shots in Game 1.
"Yeah, absolutely, every game's gonna see its own challenges," Quick said. "Whether it's when you don't see too many shots, it's more mentally challenging to be ready for every time they do throw the puck your way . . . Being a goalie you just know your team's doing a great job in front of you and you just try to do the same for them."
For more of the conversation, check out the video:
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