As previously posted, Jonathan Quick will start in goal for the Kings against Detroit. It will be Quick’s third start against the Wings this season, and the first two didn’t go very well. In his first start of the season, Dec. 20 at Detroit, Quick allowed five goals (on 35 shots) in a 6-4 loss. In a Jan. 15 home game against the Wings, Quick allowed four goals (on 31 shots) in a 4-0 loss.
Quick was quoted on the Kings’ website about whether he will feel more comfortable playing in Detroit a second time…
QUICK: “I’d definitely say so. I’ve gotten 20 or so games in the league since then, so I obviously feel a lot more comfortable. I know the team a bit more, and you know the game plan a little bit better and you know the routine. So this is also the second time I’ve played them since then, so you know their team a little bit more, and you know what to look for a little bit.”
The Kings also lost 4-3 (in a shootout) to Detroit at home on Oct. 27. Jason LaBarbera took the loss in that one.