There was never any real question or debate about this, but Terry Murray eliminated the possibility today when he was asked whether there was any scenario in which backup goalie Jonathan Bernier would be scheduled for a start in the series against San Jose. Murray said, “No,” then, after taking a moment for possible elaboration, added another, “No.”
Jonathan Quick finished the regular season with a 2.24 goals-against average, fourth-best among all NHL goalies who played at least 55 games this season. Quick faced the Sharks five times this season, with a 3-2 record (including two shootout wins). He went through the entire gauntlet against the Sharks, allowing zero, one, two, three and four goals, respectively, in his five games this season. Bernier made one start against San Jose, in the Kings’ 6-3 loss on Nov. 15.