February 3, 2011 5:20 pm

Quick looked sharp from the start

Jonathan Quick turned in another sharp game last night in Edmonton, as he stopped 32 of 33 shots and was beat only on a backdoor pass that he had zero chance of stopping. Quick is scheduled to get the start Saturday against Calgary. Quick has now won four consecutive decisions and has allowed two or fewer goals in five of his last six starts. During that time, he has lowed his goals-against average from 2.20 to 2.12. More importantly, though, is the level of poise and confidence that Quick seems to be playing with, something Terry Murray pointed out after practice today. The Kings faced a flurry of activity from the Oilers in the first period last night, including three first-period power plays, but Quick was well-positioned and solid in goal.

MURRAY: “Right at the start of the game, they get a couple attacks with their speed and skill. You could see the first moves that he made, to make those first couple stops, and you just know he’s on top of it. You sense it, you see it and there’s a great feeling on the bench. Guys just follow up with the shifts that are needed. He was very sharp, very alert. Compact, quick on the puck, just really positive stuff out of his game. Very encouraging to see that he is coming alive here at a critical time for us.”

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