Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, the reigning Conn Smythe Trophy winner as MVP of the 2012 playoffs, stopped all 30 shots in Saturday’s series-saving 1-0 victory over the St. Louis Blues and 93 of 97 overall for a .959 save percentage. Blues goalie Brian Elliott made 20 saves in Game 3 and has stopped 76 of 79 shots for a .962 save percentage. Elliott and the Blues lead the best-of-7 series two games to one.
In addition, Quick has a 2.05 goals-against average and a .929 save percentage in 35 career playoff games. He has a 2.32 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage in 286 regular-season appearances. So, he’s clearly better in the postseason, when the game are more meaningful. Need further proof? Last spring, he had a 1.41 goals-against average and a .946 save percentage during the playoffs.