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Another Quick study: Jones notches second shutout in a row for Kings

Dec 10, 2013, 11:47 PM EST

When Ben Scrivens was wowing people in the Los Angeles Kings net, the reflex was to make “Jonathan Who?”-type jokes. Now it seems like Martin Jones might just pull the same trick with Scrivens.

Jones, 23, collected his second consecutive shutout on Tuesday as the Kings embarrassed the Montreal Canadiens 6-0. He’s won all three of his games, stopping 75 of the 77 shots he’s seen at the NHL level.

Naturally, this is not to say that Scrivens hasn’t continued his strong play. He won his last game on Dec. 2 and hasn’t allowed more than two goals in a single game since he took over for an injured Jonathan Quick.

Really, Jones deserves some credit – he stopped 31 shots tonight, including 17 in the first period – but this might strengthen an argument that many might make: the Kings have a tendency to make their goalies look pretty strong.

Either way, Jones and Scrivens might just make Kings fans shrug their shoulders at news of Quick being placed on the LTIR.

  1. sjsharks66 - Dec 11, 2013 at 12:12 AM

    The Kings are so lucky to have 2 solid back ups to Quick. This guy is good.

  2. blomfeld - Dec 11, 2013 at 12:58 AM

    “the reflex was to make Jonathan Who?” …

    With all due respect O’Brien, speak for yourself … and the same goes for the rest of you ‘envious’ people out there ! When I first came here to PHT in January 2012 and I was completely ‘alone’ with my conviction that Jonathan Quick was the ‘best’ of the best, never once for ‘even a second’ did I ever waver in my belief that with Jonathan Quick comes supreme victory and joy ! And now we have 2 x glorious comrades ‘closing rank’ in support while Quickie mends his hurts, all the while turning the NHL on it’s head in the process. Yet ‘reactionary’ journalists like O’Brien and other hurtful antagonists are trying to ‘flippantly’ dismiss their efforts and the true strength of our righteous cause and enterprise ?

    Anyway, I don’t care what anyone thinks, as even ‘alone’ I will forever love my Kings !

    GO KINGS GO !!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • patthehockeyfan - Dec 11, 2013 at 9:16 AM

      You’re not ‘alone,’ Blom (the quotes mirror yours). I love the Kings, too.

  3. pop562 - Dec 11, 2013 at 1:55 AM

    GO KINGS GO!!!

  4. dantheman3323 - Dec 11, 2013 at 3:27 AM

    My KINGS are stacked on goalie and winning despite these awful injuries! GKG

  5. bencia823 - Dec 11, 2013 at 3:33 AM

    When you see teams that have a ton of success in net from their backup(s), you can’t help but wonder if the starter’s stats are inflated, or if the team (Boston: Rask/Khudobin/Johnson, Anaheim: Hiller/Fasth/Andersson, Ottawa last year: Anderson/Bishop/Lehner, LAK: Quick, Bernier, Scrivens, Jones) was really that good at picking goalies…

  6. patthehockeyfan - Dec 11, 2013 at 7:05 AM

    Jones was sensational in goal. The 17 shots in the first period included those by way of three Montreal PPs.

    The Kings have it together this season. Outstanding goaltending, fantastic defense and lines (and an occasional defensive player) that know how to score.

    GKG!!!!!

  7. surfoside4life - Dec 11, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m thoroughly enjoying what is going on right now but there’s still a lot of the season left to play and the western conference is extremely tough. Let’s not get too ahead of ourselves and continue to stay humble and execute. All that said, GKG!

    • blomfeld - Dec 11, 2013 at 1:45 PM

      Surf, Pat, Dan, Pop and others …

      Friends, when I first came to this PHT website in January 2012 and I started speaking of my vision that our Kings were headed to the high ground and supreme victory, it was a ‘very’ barren landscape here to say the least. The ‘callous’ ridicule & scorn which was hurled at me during those initial days was ‘barbaric & unfathomable’ to say the least … “get lost Blomfeld you idiot” … “you Kings are a joke” … go back to the beach you moron” … etc. However even then, seemingly all ‘alone’ with my pro Kings commentary, never once for even a second did I ever waver in my conviction that ‘ours’ is a team of destiny … a team guided by providence !

      I understand what Surf is saying when he stresses the need to stay ‘humble’ and not get too far ahead of ourselves … after all, humility is a true virtue. But I’ll remind you friends that we’ve already marched down that ‘glorious’ Road of Victory and proven to all that we’re second to no one ! So remaining ‘comfortably’ quiet and docile in the face of our venomous detractors is now no longer an option for us. On the contrary, the bugle call for us to ‘charge’ has already been sounded ! … and so ‘in’ we go as ‘one’ with our eyes on the ultimate prize yet again, holding absolutely nothing back in the process !

      GO KINGS GO !!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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