Jonathan Bernier stopped 26 of 27 shots and was the Kings’ best penalty killer in Wednesday’s 3-1 win over Calgary. He has won three consecutive starts for the first time since March 11, 15 and 29, 2011 and for the third time in his career.
On the team’s performance, and what he saw from Calgary:
“They came out hard in the third. We ran a little bit of PK and they had some good quality chances, but I thought our execution was really good. Our passing was really crisp tonight, and we scored some big goals to get the lead.”
On his own rhythm after wins in three consecutive starts:
“I think it’s all about the team. If you look at it, four wins out of five, and that’s what we wanted to be. Now we’ve just got to focus to be a home team. We have sa lot of games coming up at home, and we’ve got to find a way to be a strong team at home and find those wins.”
On whether it’s encouraging that a young defense allowed two goals over the past two games:
“For sure. I think we play so well as a team, so when we’re on our game, our forward helps our D, and [for the] goalie, same thing. It just makes it a lot easier for everyone. You can tell when we’re on our game.”