What does a guy have to do to get votes? The NHL released the latest results of All-Star Game voting today, and Jonathan Quick ranks 10th among goalies. Among goalies who have played at least 12 games this season, Quick ranks fifth in goals-against average (2.01) and save percentage (.933) and leads the league with four shutouts. Not surprisingly, goalies from the north dominate the list, as four of the top nine vote-getters play for Canadian teams. Consider that Quick is directly behind Roberto Luongo, who has a 2.97 goals-against average and a .896 save percentage. Online balloting is available at http://vote.nhl.com.
Quick is coming off a strong game against San Jose last night, and through the first third of the season, Quick has been remarkably consistent, the most consistent period, Terry Murray said, of his NHL career thus far.
MURRAY: “Yes, it is. It is the most consistent that he has played, and that’s not a knock (on past seasons) or anything. That’s just, to me, a young player grabbing on to the experience of the game. He recognizes, now, how important every game is. His concentration, his focus on the game, is getting better every year, and that’s probably the biggest change that I see this year, today, as compared to last year. There was a dip there in the month of November last year, and this year he’s been very steady with his concentration. His work ethic is always outstanding. He’s getting good results because of that attention.’’
The All-Star Game will be played Jan. 29 in Ottawa. Anze Kopitar is 28th among forwards in voting and Drew Doughty is 17th among defensemen.