Jonathan Quick G LA 13 Days
In his first start since returning from the Sochi Olympics, Quick turned aside 25 shots Thursday night to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 2-0 victory against the Calgary Flames Thursday night.
Quick now has a 17-13-2 record with a 2.11 goals-against average and .914 save percentage. The Kings play their next game on Saturday and Quick should be the starter then too.
Jonathan Quick G LA 19 Days
Jonathan Quick ripped the effort of the Americans in the bronze-medal game against Finland.
After losing 1-0 to Canada, Team USA was pummeled 5-0 by Finland on Saturday. "It shouldn't be too hard," he said. "We do that all year long. We're professionals. We play back-to-backs all year long. There's no reason we show up and not piss a drop." Quick also took ownership of his own performance, saying, "My job is to stop the puck, and I didn't do that very well. Team effort. We weren't good." This was not the way many expected it to end for the Americans after they scored 20 times in a 4-0 tournament start.
Jonathan Quick G LA 19 Days
Jonathan Quick allowed five goals on 29 shots in the U.S.'s 5-0 loss to Finland in the bronze-medal game Saturday.
He did not have one of his better games and although the U.S. tried to come back during the second period, his teammates seemed to give up when the game got out of hand in the third frame. Quick was terrific in a losing cause against Canada Friday but he, along with his American teammates, seemed to have trouble shaking off that defeat. In retrospect, the Americans might have been better off starting Ryan Miller on Saturday.
Jonathan Quick G LA 20 Days
Jonathan Quick turned aside 36 of 37 shots in the United States' 1-0 loss to Canada in the semifinals.
Quick faced all kinds of pressure during this game and he deserves a lot of credit for keeping this match close. The Americans were outplayed and that's costed them a gold medal, but they need to regroup for the bronze medal game against Finland on Saturday. Even though Quick had a busy game on Friday, he should be America's starting goaltender for their upcoming match.
Jonathan Quick G LA 22 Days
Jonathan Quick defended 21 shots in a 5-2 win over the Czech Republic on Wednesday.
With the quarterfinal victory, the United States moves into the medal round where they will play against Canada in the semifinals. The two countries met in the gold-medal game in 2010 and it should be another closely-contested game.
Jonathan Quick G LA 24 Days
It seems very likely that coach Dan Bylsma will call on Jonathan Quick to start in Team USA's quarterfinal matchup Wednesday.
After an excellent performance against Russia Saturday, Quick was given a day off against the Slovenians Sunday while Ryan Miller played in his stead, but Bylsma's long-term plan has seemingly been revealed by his actions. The Americans await the winner of the game between the Czech Republic and Slovakia, which is scheduled for Tuesday.
Jonathan Quick G LA 26 Days
Jonathan Quick was sharp in the U.S.'s 3-2 shootout win over Russia in Olympic action in Sochi Saturday.
He stopped 29 of 31 shots, some extremely difficult, to pace the Americans to a hard-fought victory. The only Russian players who managed to beat Quick were Pavel Datsuk (twice in regulation and once in the shootout) and Ilya Kovalchuk (twice in the shootout). He should get the start against Slovenia on Sunday and will therefore face off against King teammate Anze Kopitar.
Jonathan Quick G LA 27 Days
The United States will give Jonathan Quick the nod against Russia.
So once again the Americans will go with the Los Angeles Kings netminder ahead of the man that helped win them a silver medal in 2010, Ryan Miller. Certainly either goaltender is worthy of the opportunity to play against Russia and Quick was solid against Slovakia in the tournament opener.