LA Kings Goaltender Jonathan Quick Named NHL’s First Star of the Week

NEW YORK — On December 14, the National Hockey League named Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick as their number one star of the week for the week ending December 13.

Quick posted a 3-0-0 record with a 1.58 goals-against average (GAA) and a .941 save percentage, helping the Kings (21-10-3) leap into first place in the Western Conference. He recorded 26 saves in a 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames on December 7, turned aside 29 shots and five of eight shootout attempts in a 3-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on December 10 and finished the week by stopping 25 shots and all four shootout attempts in a 3-2 win over the Dallas Stars on December 12.

The 23-year-old Quick has played in 31 of the Kings’ 34 games and ranks second among NHL goaltenders in victories (19-9-3), has posted a 2.60 GAA and a .903 save percentage. He is on track to become the first goaltender in franchise history to reach the twenty-win mark in fewer than forty games (fastest was Mario Lessard, forty games in the 1980-81 season).

Vancouver Canucks left wing Daniel Sedin, who led the NHL in goals (five) and points (seven) last week while recording multiple points in each outing as the Canucks (18-14-0) posted two victories in three games, was named as the second star of the week.

Coyotes netminder Ilya Bryzgalov, who posted a 2-0-1 record with a 0.97 GAA, a .968 save percentage and one shutout as the Coyotes improved to 19-11-2, was the third star.

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