Murray stays with hot hand (this time)
We all remember The Great Goalie Debate of 2011, when Jonathan Quick recorded three consecutive shutouts but then sat the next game. Jonathan Bernier started and the Kings were shut out by New Jersey. Well, that’s in the past, but an interesting parallel came up today. I asked Murray about the possibility of Bernier starting a game in the near future, and Murray said that he had “penciled in’’ Bernier to start Thursday, but elected to go with Quick after Quick’s strong game Monday. A bit of a lesson learned, perhaps? Quick will start against Florida tomorrow, and Murray indicated that Bernier might be in line for the start Saturday against Montreal.
MURRAY: “When I go back over the past few days, thinking about what I was going to do for tomorrow’s game, Bernier, he was the guy that I was actually penciling into the lineup. Then Quick goes out and plays the way he did against San Jose. So I’m going to come back with him, and we’ll take a look at Bernier against Montreal.’’