Quick was pulled early in the second period of Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Ducks after allowing three goals on nine shots. Quick had been scuffling with just one win in his last four starts coming in, but he hit new lows against the surging Ducks with a season-low six saves. The American goaltender's history suggests a quick turnaround, and he still boasts a solid 2.19 GAA and .919 save percentage even after this clunker.
Quick allowed two goals on 26 shots in Tuesday's 6-2 win over Arizona. Quick put an end to his three-game losing streak with Tuesday's performance. It was a good bounce back for the netminder after stumbling into the All-Star break, as he posted a .923 save percentage. The 30-year-old has been surprisingly inconsistent in his last 10 starts with a 5-4-1 record with a GAA ranging from 4.14 to 0.94.
Quick will be in the crease Tuesday night, facing the Coyotes on the road. Quick participated in the All-Star Game on Sunday, so he technically only had three days to rest over the break. You could say that Quick is used to such a heavy workload based on how he's appeared in 41 games this season and his 2,4654 minutes behind the pipes is second only to Devils goalie Cory Schneider, who has already crossed the 2,500-minute plateau. Since the Coyotes only put up 27.4 shots per game on average, second fewest in the NHL, Quick could be looking at a slow night Tuesday.
Quick managed to stop just 15 of the Avalanche's 19 shots in Wednesday's 4-3 home loss. Quick has lost each of his last three starts, but nonetheless heads into the All-Star break with a 26-13-2 record. Playing in the exhibition game should give the veteran netminder a chance to move on from his recent struggles and regain the form that earned him his second All-Star berth in the first place.
Quick will start Wednesday's game against the Avalanche, Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register reports. Quick will look to get back on track after giving up three goals in each of his last two starts -- both losses. He will square off against a Colorado squad that sits seventh in the league with 2.71 goals per game but lit the lamp just once last time it faced Quick on Oct. 18.
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