Elias Sports Bureau confirmed today that Jonathan Bernier is the youngest goalie in Kings history to record a shutout. Today, Bernier talked about his current situation. Also, check below for audio of an interview Bernier did with “Hockey Night in Canada Radio”…
Question: Have they given you any indication of what to expect here, beyond the next couple days?
BERNIER: “I just go day by day. I think the goalie that’s going to go [start] is going to get the most shots in practice, to feel the puck, but it’s good. But it’s good. I’ve played with Quickie and we get along. He’s a really good person and we get along pretty good, so it’s good that way.”
Question: What is this like for you? There has to be some pressure involved, but it has to be a lot of fun too…
BERNIER: “For sure it’s fun, but like you said, it’s a lot of pressure. I think a lot of people expect you to play at the level that you’re able to play, but it’s great. That’s what I’ve been asking for, just a chance to play, and I’m getting that chance, so it’s good that I got that good result in both games. I’ve just got to keep going in the right direction.”
Question: Is it fair to say that’s where you’ve made the most progress, in terms of being patient and waiting for that chance?
BERNIER: “I had things to learn. Right now, I can tell you that. I don’t think I could have at 19. I was so excited and wanted to play here. Every day I want to be here, but there’s things that you’ve got to go through. There’s a process that you’ve got to go through. I feel way more comfortable and confident now that I’ve played in the American Hockey League and had a good season so far down there. I feel good about my game.”