The Kings' history has been dotted with occasional standout seasons and a few memorable games, but rarely have they sustained their excellence for any significant stretch.
It's early in the season but goaltender Jonathan Quick is showing signs he's ready to lift himself and his teammates to heights the Kings have rarely reached in the franchise's history.
Quick broke Rogie Vachon's club-record shutout streak Saturday by stopping all 28 shots against him in a 1-0 victory over the division rival Dallas Stars at Staples Center. Quick became the first Kings goalie to record a shutout in three consecutive games as his shutout streak reached 188 minutes 10 seconds, eclipsing the record of 184:55 set by Vachon during the 1975-76 season.
Quick passed the iconic Vachon during the third period, not long after Jack Johnson scored at 15:02 off a slap shot following a faceoff win by Mike Richards in Dallas' zone.
"I know what kind of class act he is. You hear how great he was," Quick said of Vachon.
Kings' Jonathan Quick sets standard in 1-0 win over Stars
Los Angeles Times | Oct 23