January 31, 2011 5:00 pm

Bernier gets the call coming out of break

As noted a few days before the break, Jonathan Bernier will get the start in goal for the Kings tomorrow against Minnesota, with Jonathan Quick scheduled to get the call Wednesday in Edmonton. Terry Murray made that call well before the break, and let both goalies know, giving them time to prepare in their own ways. It will be Bernier’s first start since Jan. 17, when he gave up only two goals but lost to Dallas 2-1. Today after practice, I asked Murray if there was any particular reason that Bernier will get the call against Minnesota, as opposed to flipping the goalies…

MURRAY: “I guess I could have gone with Quick in both games, but I think that would be pretty demanding right now, with the travel. I talked to Bernier about four days before the last game, actually, and let him know that he was going to be playing in this game. Quick went back to the East Coast, took his family back, and had a little more travel. Bernie was staying in L.A., just getting rested and getting ready to get going. So that was the reason for it, quite honestly. That was the reasoning behind it. I really felt that I had to share the two games on the back-to-back, and that was the reason for it.”

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