Los Angeles goaltender Jonathan QuickKing scored his first postseason shutout since June 2014 and led the Kings to a 4-0 win at home ice on Sunday night. This tied their first-round series with The Kings. Edmonton OilersAt 2-2.
Quick was pulled in Game 3, after giving up four goals and 17 shots. Quick responded in Game 4 with a shutout of 31 saves. Quick was able to respond with a 31-save shutout in Game 4. New York Rangers. After the victory over Edmonton, Quick, a two time Stanley Cup champion, stated that “it was” no more important than any other.
Carl GrundstromTwo goals were set for the Kings by Hadley, Trevor Moore Troy StecherThe other tallies were also taken.
After being pulled in Game 3's second period, there was speculation that Quick would not be given the start in Game 4. Los Angeles lost Game 3 8-2. The Kings' coach Todd McLellan stayed with Quick, a 36-year-old veteran who was a Conn Smythe Trophy recipient. McLellan stated that McLellan made “some outstanding saves when it was necessary.”
What did Quick do to prepare for Game 4? “The same as you did for every other game in the past 15 year. He stated that nothing was different.
However, his Game 4 effort was quite different. Quick gave a classic performance, relying on his athleticism and playing aggressively against Oilers shooters. Quick's second period was his highlight. Edmonton forward Kailer YamamotoQuick hit the crossbar with one shot. Quick's catching gloves popped off. Quick was left-handed and stopped. Evander KaneHis blocker prevented him from making a point blank shot.
“He's an excellent goalie. “He's been a great goalie in this league for quite some time,” Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse said. He's not going to just come back and feel sorry for himself. He was going to do his best, and he did it tonight.
As Edmonton went 0-for-3, he also kept the Edmonton powerplay off the board. Forward: “We had some looks, and Quick just stood here,” Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. “Five-on-5, the same thing. We must find a way of bringing him down. It's all about work at the end of it.”
The work continues in Edmonton on Tuesday. Now it's a three-game series. McLellan noted that the Kings' win in Game 4 was not a sign of anything for Game 5.
“No momentum. Every night it starts all over again. We would have been drilled tonight if momentum had continued. He said that they had everything.”