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The Los Angeles Kings have had solid goal tending between the pipes. They even won the Jennings trophy in both 2013-14 and 2017-18 for fewest goals allowed. There will not be a candidate  who blows everyone away but the goaltenders who sport the Kings sweater all have competed on a high level. Terry Sawchuk, Rogie Vachon, Kelly Hrudey, Grant Fuhr, Felix Potivn and Jonathan Quick are just a few names who have really put the goaltending on the map. In recent time it has been Quick who has often stole the show when needed and has been a staple in the Kings crease for a number of years. He holds many regular season and career goaltending records for the Kings franchise.

According to hockey-reference.com Quick has the following career records between the pipes: wins (293), shots against (41,759), shutouts (49), losses (195), saves (13,526), minutes (32,448), save percentage (.917), goals against (1,233) and games played (556). Not to mention he also has two Stanley Cups. Of course, Quick does not have every record for goaltenders in the Kings system. There are a few goalies who hold regular season records as well. Goaliesarchive.com reports the following regular season records for the goaltenders: games played Quick (72, 2014-15), Lowest G.A.A minimum 10 games played Jonathan Bernier (1.88 2012-13), Highest G.A.A (Gerry Laskowski (4.96 1983-84), Minutes played Quick (4,258 2009-10), Save percentage Quick (.929 2011-12) and Saves Hrudey (2,219 1993-94).

The Kings have been successful because of the team make up and coaching. The Kings have won cups because of goaltending. The franchise has been lucky to have had so many good, solid, qualified goalies in their system who have sported the Kings sweater. The future is looking good as well, with Cal Peterson waiting in the wings. If this holds true then we shall not panic when Quick leaves because the crease will be well protected. Will it be this year or next year when we see the future of the Kings between the pipes? Only time will tell.

 

(Stats: hockey-refrence.com and goaliesarchive.com)

(Photo: NHL.com)

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