LA Kings goaltender Ben Scrivens,
shown here during a recent practice.
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Photo: David Sheehan/FrozenRoyalty.net
EL SEGUNDO, CA — Since the Los Angeles Kings
lost superstar goaltender Jonathan Quick
to a grade two groin strain (a partial tear) at Buffalo on November 12, they have not missed a beat, earning an 8-1-4 record since that game.
The Kings have gotten outstanding goaltending from backup goalie Ben Scrivens, and now, from Martin Jones, who was recalled from the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League on November 13. But improved team play, especially in the defensive zone, has played as much of a role in their success since Quick went down as anything else, including the play of their netminders.
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