Quick stopped 18 of 21 shots in a 3-1 road loss to the Red Wings on Monday. The outcome of this game had more to do with the Wings playing well than Quick struggling. His first goal against took place on a Detroit odd-man rush, the second tally involved Frans Nielsen making good on his own rebound, and the final strike was caused by an egregious own-zone turnover from Kings defenseman Derek Forbort. Quick falls to 2-7-1 with this ill-fated loss, and we can't recommend him as anything more than a No. 2 fantasy option in season-long leagues since the Kings are the worst team in the Pacific Division by a long shot.
Quick will start Monday's game in Detroit, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports. The Kings' keeper has posted solid number this season but his record stands at 2-6-1, so while his stats may be decent, the results have not been. Part of the problem is the team in front of Quick, but the 32-year-old is also dealing with the rust associated with missing so much time following knee surgery. He was able to win his last start, making 30 saves in a victory over the Golden Knights. Monday will be Quick's first game against the Red Wings this season.
Quick stopped 29 of 30 shots in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Golden Knights. The veteran netminder got beaten by the second shot he saw, but Quick slammed the door shut on Vegas after that. It's just his second win in five starts since returning from a knee injury, but his .928 save percentage over that stretch suggests better days could be ahead for Quick.
Quick is listed among the "Players to Watch" section in Dan Greenspan of NHL.com's preview of the Golden Knights at the Kings on Saturday. The Kings never disclose their starting goalie in advance, but all signs point to Quick doing the honors in this divisional clash with a Golden Knights club that is 8-2-0 over its past 10 games. Quick is 1-3-0 with a 2.55 GAA and .918 save percentage since returning from a knee injury.
Quick conceded five times on 34 shots Thursday, taking a 6-3 loss to New Jersey. Quick has looked great at times since returning, but he's been too inconsistent for pretty much the entire season. This performance looked similar to how he was playing before he went on IR, which isn't a good thing. It might be that Quick just doesn't have the defense this year to be a high-quality option, and if that's the case, it's best to make him a spot starter in most formats.
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