Quick saw his season come to a close Tuesday, making 20 stops as the Golden Knights completed a four-game sweep with a 1-0 Game 4 result. Quick was slightly outplayed by Vegas goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury all series, as this was the fourth consecutive one-goal decision to go Fleury's way. Los Angeles finished with 10 more shots on goal than the visitors in this one, but the only puck to get by either netminder came off the stick of Quick's former teammate Brayden McNabb. While the playoffs weren't kind to Quick this time around, at least he was able to get his team there with a strong regular season that featured the second-best save percentage of his career (.921). It was nice to see him back at full strength after his 2016-17 campaign was derailed by a groin injury that limited him to 17 appearances.
Quick is slated to defend the net during Game 4 against the Golden Knights, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports. Quick posted a couple of solid outings on the road in Vegas in Games 1 and 2, but he struggled in his first playoff game on home ice. Now facing a 3-0 deficit, the veteran netminder will need a boost in offensive support if he's to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Golden Knights.
Quick allowed three goals on 26 shots in a Game 3 loss to the Golden Knights on Sunday. The Kings maintained a 1-0 lead until the Golden Knights scored three unanswered goals in the third frame. Two of Quick's goals allowed would've been difficult for any netminder to stop, but a five-hole deposit from James Neal was a clear miscue from the 32-year-old netminder. Quick's played very well in these conference quarterfinals, though counterpart Marc-Andre Fleury simply has been better for an expansion club that continues to play out a fairytale narrative. Los Angeles must win Tuesday to avoid a series sweep.
Quick will be between the pipes Sunday for a Game 3 tilt against Vegas, per NHL.com. Although Los Angeles finds itself in a 2-0 hole, not much of the deficit can be blamed on Quick. The 32-year-old has just allowed one regulation goal in each game, and sports an impressive .964 save percentage, including stopping 54 of 56 shots Friday during Game 2. The 32-year-old has certainly quieted any skeptics pointing to his disappointing .886 mark from the 2016-17 playoffs, but he'll need an uptick of offensive support if he wants to collect his first playoff victory of the season.
Quick turned away 54 of 56 shots in Friday's double overtime loss to the Golden Knights. The 32-year-old backstop gave us a glimpse of the goalie that led Los Angeles to its 2012 Stanley Cup. Quick stopped a monstrous amount of shots, including nine on the power play and 22 in the two overtime periods. Through two games in the series, Quick has faced 84 shots and yielded just three goals -- a .964 save percentage -- but his fantasy value takes a hit with two losses.
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