Quick, Quick and more Quick?

Terry Murray’s preseason declaration, that he would seek to play backup goalie Jonathan Bernier at least once a week, will now be put to the test. Of course, Murray gave himself some wiggle room a few days ago when he said that he would consider re-evaluating the goalie plan that he had “penciled in” during the summer. Bernier has started seven of the Kings’ 21 games this season, but it’s no stretch to think that Jonathan Quick could start each of the next 12 or 13 games. The Kings don’t play back-to-back games again until Dec. 26-27. Between now and then, there are three stretches when the Kings have two days off before a game and one stretch in which the Kings have have four days off between games. Starting tomorrow against Chicago, they play 12 games in a span of 29 days, not exactly a daunting schedule (although five of those games are part of a Midwest road trip). I asked Murray this morning about the schedule, and whether it might present him the opportunity to ride one goalie for a while…

MURRAY: “Yes, it does. It does look that way, absolutely. I don’t have a plan in that sense. Quicker is going to play tomorrow. Certainly the option, with the scheduling right now, is that I could put him in and not have any concerns about over-using him in that position. So we’ll see how it plays out.”

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