Kings' Jonathan Quick named one of NHL's 'stars' for the week
The Kings' Jonathan Quick today was named one of the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Sunday. Joining him are left wing Daniel Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks and goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov of the Phoenix Coyotes.
Quick, 23, was instrumental in helping the Kings (21-10-3) vault to the top of the Western Conference, with three wins, a 1.58 goals-against average and .941 save percentage. He had 26 saves in a 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Dec. 7, turned aside 29 shots and five of eight shootout attempts in a 3-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Dec. 10 and finished the week by stopping 25 shots and all four shootout attempts in a 3-2 win over the Dallas Stars on Dec 12.
Appearing in 31 of the Kings' 34 games, the Milford, Conn., native ranks second among NHL goaltenders in victories (19) with an overall goals-against average of 2.60 and a .903 save percentage. With a win tonight against the Vancouver Canucks, or any of the games this month, he will become the first goaltender in franchise history to reach the 20-win mark in fewer than 40 team games.
-- Debbie Goffa
Photo: Jonathan Quick makes a stop on Brad Richards of the Dallas Stars during the overtime shootout period Saturday. Credit: Harry How / Getty Images