Jonathan Quick passes Rogie Vachon in shutout of Sabres

BY foxsports • October 24, 2014

In a very Jonathan Quick-like performance, the Los Angeles Kings' goaltender stopped all 29 of the Buffalo Sabres' shots in a 2-0 win, Thursday night at the Staples Center.

And in very Jonathan Quick-like fashion, he downplayed the significance of the shutout victory: It was the 33rd in his career, passing Rogie Vachon's 32 for the all-time franchise record. 

"A shutout, that takes 20 men to do that, to shut a team out for 60 minutes," Quick said. "I've had good teammates over the years. But at the end of the day, it's over now and we've got another game to play soon."

The Quick you all know and love. He might have become a franchise face but it's clear that Quick still doesn't care for the spotlight.

"That's Quickie being Quickie," said captain Dustin Brown. "With his personality, it's not a big deal and he can just move on because for him, he feels like it's maybe a distraction with it being a major milestone from a franchise standpoint. Just knowing his personality he's probably just happy to get it done and over with so we can focus on winning."

Quick regularly collects milestones and records these days. 

"It's like I said the other night: it was just a matter of time," said head coach Darryl Sutter.

It's become so routine for Quick to turn in dominant performances that the guys in front of him don't even think much of it. Even in the playoffs last season when the Jennings Trophy recipient's skills were called into question as he played to worse numbers than his career averages, his teammates never veered from their stance. 

"It's really nothing new," said center Anze Kopitar. "The same old thing over and over again. He's just solid back there. We try to help him out as much as we can. Breakdowns do happen but he's back there and he's saved our butts a bunch of times already and I'm sure he'll continue doing that." 

While Quick was predictable, it was the way in which the Kings won that wasn't so typical. A pair of power play goals makes the Kings 3-for-5 in their last two games and it was the first game this season scoring twice with the advantage. 

They moved some pieces around, put Kopitar on the point, and it's paid off. 

"I think the one thing, as players on the power play, you have to be ready to shoot off the pass," Brown said. "I don't think that was the case early on in our season. Tonight, two goals means guys are ready to shoot."

Never one for many words, Quick gave his approval. 

"It was good, we were able to win, get two points," Quick said. "We have to continue getting better."


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