The L.A Kings got their home season under way in what was expected to be a classic tie against the New York Rangers on Monday night.

The two sides boast the best goaltenders in the game in Jonathan Quick and Henrik Lundqvist.

However, the night will be remembered for the former's misfortunes as he conceded one of the softest goals ever witnessed in the NHL.

With New York Rangers hanging on to a narrow 2-1 lead in the third quarter, Ryan McDonagh made a defensive clearance following a successful defensive-zone draw.

With the puck going well wide, Quick went to meet it but dropped his stick. After hitting his shot-blocker, the puck deflected in to the empty net.

The goal proved to be the final of the game with the Rangers holding on for a 3-1 win. 

“My stick fell out of my hand,” he said to reporters. “I tried to stop it with my blocker and it hit my blocker.” And took a sharp left turn and crept into the vacant net. 

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