By Todd Kimberley
Quick. Name the NHL’s busiest goalie these days.
Gotcha! We already did.
Jonathan Quick has been a revelation for the Los Angeles Kings, providing goaltending stability for an organization that was at a crossroads between the pipes only two years ago.
And the Kings are returning the favor by giving him all the minutes he can handle. Heading into Friday’s action, the NHL’s top minutes man wasn’t one of the usual suspects from recent years. It wasn’t Martin Brodeur. It wasn’t Miikka Kiprusoff. It wasn’t Roberto Luongo, and it wasn’t Evgeni Nabokov.
It’s Quick, the 23-year-old from Milford, Conn., whose 2,047 minutes in the crease this season outdistance his nearest competitor, Brodeur, by more than four regulation games.
“I enjoy it,” said Quick of his workload. “We have a great team here. I enjoy going out and battling with the guys every night. It’s a lot of fun.