Kopitar: Quick 'probably crossed the line' vs. refs

Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick takes a drink during Game 3 of their NHL Western Conference...

Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick takes a drink during Game 3 of their NHL Western Conference semifinal against the Sharks at HP Pavilion in San Jose, May 18, 2013. (THEARON W. HENDERSON/Getty Images/AFP)

WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:35 PM ET

SAN JOSE - He lost the game.

Then he lost his cool.

He won't be losing a lot of money, though.

Los Angeles Kings puck-stopper Jonathan Quick was assessed a 10-minute misconduct for verbal abuse of the officials after Saturday's 2-1 overtime loss to the San Jose Sharks — a call that comes with an automatic $200 fine — but the L.A. Times reported Sunday he won't face any supplemental discipline from the NHL.

Quick was irate after surrendering Logan Couture's power-play game-winner in the sudden-death session, presumably because the Sharks started overtime with a five-on-three advantage after penalties to Robyn Regehr and Trevor Lewis late in regulation.

“He’s a passionate guy,” said Kings centre Anze Kopitar. “Emotions are flying high and it burst up a little bit. He probably crossed the line a little bit.

“But it just shows the guy cares. You want to have a guy like that in your net.”



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