As noted earlier, Jonathan Quick will be back in goal tonight for the Kings, after Jonathan Bernier started the two previous games, went 1-1-0 and allowed four goals in six periods. Asked for his assessment of Bernier’s play, Terry Murray said, “I thought he was good. In the first period, he had some big stops, with three power plays.” Murray also broke down the two Dallas goals, attributing one to Drew Doughty’s inability to deflect and intercept the cross-ice pass that led to Jamie Langenbrunner’s goal, and the second to a deflection that he seemed to indicate Bernier should have stopped.
MURRAY: “That pass (to Langenbrunner) just cannot get through. That’s his responsibility. You see him, you pick him up and you know he’s coming to the net. That’s just body positioning. And the first one, I’m not crazy about the first one, quite candidly. That’s a play you see in the NHL today every game, the high tip coming from above the hash mark. That’s a play that goes to the middle of the net, and that’s a play we have to have. If it goes top corner or if it goes just inside the post, you say, `They got a break on that one. It had some eyes.’ That’s the way it is, but we need those ones that go to the middle of the net. That’s a drill that we work on. Unfortunately, and I’m not pointing the finger at anybody, we just needed a big stop on that one.”