By Daniel Starkland
The Los Angeles Kings were recently bounced from the Stanley Cup playoffs in five games by the division rival San Jose Sharks. While the Kings were able to come back from a 3-0 deficit to defeat the Sharks in 2014 behind stellar goaltending from Jonathan Quick, they were unable to come back from being down 3-1 this season, as the Sharks scored six goals at Staples Center in the closeout game.
This season and postseason were definitely not Quick’s best. Despite him leading the league in games played at 68 and having a 40-23-5 record with five shutouts, he had a average .918 save percentage and 2.22 GAA. His save percentage ranks him eighth among goalies who played at least 3,000 minutes and fifth among goalies who played at least 60 games. His postseason save percentage was .886, which ranks 19th among all goaltenders that have played.
Quick has a reputation of being one of the better goaltenders in the league, particularly in the postseason as he has two Stanley Cup trophies to show for it. But this postseason was Quick’s worst since 2011. But because he was an ironman between the pipes, and helped his team make the playoffs, I will give him a B- for the season.
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