The Kings made a little history for goaltender Jonathan Quick and coach Darryl Sutter with a 2-1 shootout victory Thursday night over the Washington Capitals. Quick earned his 171st victory, tying Rogie Vachon’s franchise record, and Sutter won his 500th game as an NHL coach, matching Toe Blake for 17th on the NHL list.
“To be honest, I did not know I was that close until a couple of games ago and somebody brought it up,” Quick said. “It’s special and, obviously, wins are a team effort, so I think that makes it a little more special because it’s 20 guys contributing toward the win. Obviously, if it was not for the shootout, I would be another season behind (Vachon). He didn’t have the luxury of the shootout, so in my mind, I’m still chasing him.”
Said Sutter when asked what the milestone meant to him: “A lot. I’ve been around a long time. Kind of odd in the shootout, though.”