Skip to main content

Quality, not quantity

by Curtis Zupke
Murray wasn't concerned about allowing 52 shots so much as the number of scoring chances and "that number was not too bad," he said.

Many of San Jose's shots came from the perimeter, and their best scoring chances in close were not rewarded because of Quick.

"We eliminated a lot of stuff from the inside of the box and the defensive zone," Simmonds said. "I think a lot them were from the outside, and obviously you've got to give great respect to Quickie."

Of course, the Kings would prefer the opposition not pepper their goalie with more than 50 shots.

"He's going to have to be our best player for us to win the series," Stoll said. "We knew that coming in. (But) we've got to tighten it up a little bit more defensively, even more so."

Quick said he came out of Saturday fine but acknowledged his busy night.

"I think mentally it's a little bit easier to stay sharp because you're constantly getting action," he said. "But on the other hand, it's a little more demanding physically. Every game has its own challenges."
View More

The NHL uses cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies. By using NHL websites or other online services, you consent to the practices described in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, including our Cookie Policy.