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'Jeopardy!' fail identifies Kings goalie Quick as a running back

Contestant whiffs on 2012 Conn Smythe winner's position

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

Sorry, no.

Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick has accomplished a lot over his 12 NHL seasons. But one thing he has never done is played running back in the NFL.

The Kings shared a short clip from "Jeopardy!" the long-running game show, in which Quick's 2012 Conn Smythe trophy came up as the $800 clue.

Tweet from @LAKings: The three-headed monster of @TG3II, @MelvinGordon25 and @JonathanQuick32 😂 pic.twitter.com/B8MafeWIlA

Legendary host Alex Trebek, and of course the judges, were looking for Quick's position on the ice.

The answer given was running back.

Trebek, a native of Sudbury, Canada and long-time Montreal Canadiens fan, gave the contestant a trademark immediate "no."

It's hardly the first sports-related or hockey-related or even Los Angeles Kings-related mishap on the show.

A fail where the correct answer was Wayne Gretzky but the first given answer was Magic Johnson from a few years ago has nearly 3 million views on YouTube.

Watch: Youtube Video

If we've said it once we've said it a thousand times, don't ring in to sports questions on "Jeopardy!" if you don't know the answer. That's how you lose dollars.

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