As the last line of defense for a team with the NHL's second-worst offense, Jonathan Quick had no safety net while guarding the Kings' net so ferociously and without complaint.

There's not enough time before the Kings' playoff opener Wednesday at Vancouver's Rogers Arena to list everything the unflappable Quick accomplished this season. Though the Kings fell to eighth and drew an unenviable matchup with the top-seeded Canucks, they would not be here at all if not for Quick.