Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick won the Conn Smythe Trophy last spring as the MVP of the Stanley Cup playoffs. His statistics this season haven’t measured up to his remarkable numbers during the Kings’ run to the Cup, however. He is 3-4-2 with a 2.70 goal-against average, which isn’t too bad. But his save percentage is only .891.
Jonathan Bernier, Quick’s backup, is 1-1-0 with a 2.65 GAA and a .884 save percentage after one start and one relief appearance. He stopped 21 shots in his first start of the sesaon,
Kings coach Darryl Sutter wouldn’t say Wednesday which Jonathan would start Friday against the Columbus Blue Jackets. “We haven’t thought about it,” he said. “Bernie is coming off a strong game (in a win Monday over the St. Louis Blues). Our goals-against average, our save percentage, when you do all that stuff, is not where it has to be.”
Perhaps we’ll know more about Sutter’s plans after Thursday’s practice.