Though Mike Richards referred to Jonathan Quick’s performance against Chicago as “outstanding”, the Kings’ goaltender wasn’t exactly ready to pat himself on the back the morning after he stopped 34 of 37 shots in a 3-2 loss.
On the performances in net from the past week raising the team’s goaltending ceiling:
“It’s just every time either one of us are in there, you’re trying your team a chance to win and trying to win games. Obviously I wasn’t able to do that last night. You’ve got to regroup after the loss and just get ready for the next one.”
On whether the 34 saves on 37 shots was a positive in the larger picture:
“It [was] good enough for a close game. It wasn’t good enough for a point, though. You’ve just got to keep moving forward.”
On what the past week of practice meant to him:
“You get to work on things. With the schedule the way it is, you don’t get as much time as you’re used to to be able to work on little parts of your game. It gives you that step back back for a couple days, and you just kind of hammer out those little parts of the game.”