Jonathan Quick will get to rest up during All-Star weekend, even though his goals-against average (2.16) is fourth in the NHL and ranks him ahead of five of the six All-Star goalies. Quick’s save percentage (.920) puts him 15th in the league, and is tied with All-Star Cam Ward. Quick seems to be back on the upswing, as he has allowed two or fewer goals in three of his last four games, and he won the other game, a 4-3 victory over Phoenix. Quick is scheduled to make his 37th start of the season, in the Kings’ 50th game, when the Kings host San Jose tomorrow night, and Terry Murray hopes Quick can build off his shutout victory over Boston on Monday night.
MURRAY: “I thought he was really good last night. Not that he had a lot of work in the early part of the game, but he certainly did as the game progressed. I like Boston’s team. They come hard, their back end is up on the attack all the time, and they play a blue-collar, heavy game outside of the boards, recovering pucks, and they will take it to the net. It required the goaltender to be very sharp last night at times, and Quicker was looking really good. Real sharp on the puck, made some big stops.”