In comparison with his coaching peers, Terry Murray is generally quite forthcoming in terms of announcing who his starting goalie will be. Today, though, Murray declined, and said only that Jonathan Quick and Jonathan Bernier would split the back-to-back road games against St. Louis and Dallas. Murray was asked if he takes into account a goalie’s previous success (or lack thereof) against certain teams when making his decision.
MURRAY: “Their history in the league against certain teams, yeah, I (look at) that all the time. I’m constantly looking at that kind of stuff, because I really believe that holds true, through the history of the game. Players have big games against certain teams.’’
In that case, the choices aren’t totally obvious. Quick shut out the Blues last month, but in four games last season against St. Louis, he allowed five, three, two and four goals, respectively. Bernier has yet to face the Blues. As for Dallas, Quick has faced them twice already this season, with one shutout and one game in which he allowed three goals. Last season. Quick faced Dallas four times and allowed two or fewer goals each time. Bernier faced the Stars last season and allowed two and four goals, respectively.