After practice today, Jonathan Quick gave his thoughts about the Kings’ goalie situation and Terry Murray’s decision to go with Jonathan Bernier tomorrow night and Quick on Saturday…
QUICK: “I feel good, and I’m looking forward to every game the rest of this season. I’m looking forward to getting in there and playing some games. I think I can speak for the guys in here, that we’re really looking forward to the playoffs. We didn’t clinch, but we think that game last night was just what we needed. We needed a big win to turn the team around and start going forward here.”
Question: Knowing that every goalie wants to play every game, are you OK with the way this is playing out?
QUICK: “I don’t make the decision. Terry makes that decision, so that’s up to him. Whatever he thinks is best for the team to win games, I think that’s what he’s going to do, and whatever he feels is best for us, from here on out, that’s what he’s going to do. I speak on behalf of the team, and we have our trust in him and we trust his decisions. He knows what he’s doing, and he’s going to make the right decisions.”
Question: Did they talk to you about the plan going forward?
QUICK: “The plan is for me to come back and play Saturday, so I’m looking forward to getting some work in and making sure I’m sharp on everything. I’ve got another work day tomorrow, with the pregame skate. I’ll have a work day Friday and then I’m looking forward to starting Saturday.”