The Edmonton Oilers have been very pleased with their acquisition of goaltender Ben Scrivens. The goalie leads the NHL in save percentage this season at a .934 clip. The Oilers traded with the Los Angeles Kings for their new netminder and this morning, Scrivens talked about learning from one of the best goalies in the game; Los Angeles’ Jonathan Quick.
“It was a great opportunity to learn from one of the best in the game,” Scrivens said earlier today. “He’s an Olympian, he’s a Conn Smythe and Stanley Cup winner. Everyday you got to watch him in practice and see how he conducts himself before the games and during games. It was a great learning experience for me.”
Scrivens made 46 saves tonight in the Oilers 4-2 loss to the Kings and after the game, Quick talked about Scrivens and he’s not surprised the goalie has performed well. He also thinks Scrivens was just what the doctor ordered for Edmonton.
“Well, he’s done it all year,” Quick said. “He did it with us too. He’s definitely what I think this team needed here in Edmonton. He consistently gives you a solid night and gives you a chance to win every night. You look at tonight… we put 50 shots on him. They still had a chance at the end there, they pulled the goalie and you know they’re only two down. For a few years now, I think that’s been an area where they kind of, need some improvement. Not to knock the goalies that were there before, obviously the team defence could be better as well. But (Scrivens) has really kind of stepped in since he’s been there and given them a chance to win every night.”