LA Kings best players in Week Two: #3 Jonathan Quick
Going into this season, there was a lot of talk about long-time LA Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick sharing duties or perhaps becoming the back up to up and comer Calvin Petersen. For the team’s four games this week, they each played in two games – but it was Jonathan Quick earning both of the Kings victories this week.
Petersen didn’t play poorly and can’t be blamed for the losses, but Quick was outstanding in his two games. In the Kings’ first win of the season on Thursday night versus Colorado, he was especially spectacular. Quick gave the Kings and their fans a present for his 35th birthday that night by making several timely saves that helped seal the win. In his two victories during the week, Quick stopped 52 of the 57 shots he faced.
Kings coach Todd McLellan may very well elect to keep the goaltending duties a relative split throughout the season, but if this week proves anything, it’s that Jonathan Quick still has a lot to offer. He’s also 7-0-3 in his last ten starts dating back to last season.