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Life is unfair to Jonathan Quick

Feb 11, 2012, 6:26 PM EDT

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Jonathan Quick must feel like he’s being hazed in Los Angeles.

How else can you explain Quick’s season without shaking your head in frustration for the guy? When you check out the NHL stats leaderboard, he trails only St. Louis’ Brian Elliott and New York’s Henrik Lundvist in both goals against average (1.91) and save percentage (.934) while being tied for first with Lundqvist in shutouts with six.

With numbers like that Quick could be (should be?) a Vezina finalist by the time the season ends. Unfortunately for him, his record would make you think otherwise.

After losing 2-1 in overtime to the Islanders this afternoon, Quick has more losses than wins this season sporting a 23-14-10 record. Losing 14 times in regulation is hard enough when you’re giving up less than two goals a game, but 10 times in overtime or the shootout on top of it? Brutal.

For what it’s worth, Quick’s staying upbeat about things as best as he can as he told Rich Hammond of L.A. Kings Insider after today’s loss.

 “We didn’t get two points. That’s what we came here to do, and we came up short. We’ve got to regroup. We have a game tomorrow. That’s the good thing about this league. If you didn’t play as good as you wanted to, you get an opportunity the next night. So we’re going to get ready for tomorrow against Dallas.’’

We’re sure that straightforward focus is something both his former coach Terry Murray and current head coach Darryl Sutter love about him, but Sutter and GM Dean Lombardi need to find ways to spark their team to scoring more goals. Having goaltending like this go to waste is virtually criminal.

  1. bcisleman - Feb 11, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    Well, at least he didn’t have to deal with his brother-in-law scoring the GWG on him this time!!! As to what Deano could do or could have done to get the LAK to score more, he let Quick’s brother-in-law walk out the door for nothing in 2009. Since then, Matt would have been 2nd, 1st, and this year once again 1st in goals scored for the LAK. In fact, he has 7 more goals than Kopitar and is tied with him for points.

  2. goalieguy37 - Feb 11, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    time to leave the kings quick.

  3. pooinyourface - Feb 12, 2012 at 12:46 AM

    F*ck Quick. He makes a nice save and after the whistle he jumps up and unprovokingly attacks P.A. Paranteau, punching and knocking him on his ass, while he was skating AWAY from the net. I lost all respect for him today, f*cking crybaby.

  4. dsd3 - Feb 12, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    Sucks for Quick. He also got pulled after allowing two goals in 40 min the other night. They’re not exactly doing him any favors in LA.

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