The wearing of the green (and purple) and get used to seeing Jonathan Quick
Jonathan Quick is scheduled to start in goal for the Kings Thursday against St. Louis at Staples Center -- and that will become a familiar sight as the Kings approach their final dozen regular-season games.
Quick had split starting time with Jonathan Bernier the last few weeks -- each started five of the last 10 games -- but with crunch time coming, Coach Terry Murray said the starts will be more heavily weighted toward Quick.
“It’s important to start to put the focus on one goaltender a little bit more now and that’s the plan and I’ll follow through with that plan if everything works out accordingly,” Murray said after Thursday’s game-day skate in El Segundo.
“I plan on using Quick more to get him ready. He’s been our No. 1 goaltender right from the beginning and that’s where I plan to go to.
“I want to say this though. Bernier, his game is real good right now. He’s sharp. His adjustment to the NHL shooter is progressing the right way. We’re real happy with how things are going.”
Murray also said he will use enforcer Kevin Westgarth on the fourth line in place of Brad Richardson.
“I just felt, looking at St. Louis’ lineup, I need Westgarth,” Murray said.
The Kings will wear green jerseys during the warm-ups and will auction the jerseys during the game and online at Lakings.com and Auction.nhl.com. Proceeds will benefit the Kings Care Foundation and the American Red Cross’ efforts in helping victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
-- Helene Elliott
Photo: Jonathon Quick. Credit: Jerome Miron / U.S. Presswire.