Quick the Streak-Snapper, Canadian World Jrs and Other LA Kings Bullets
Quick’s long history of snapping streaks around the league highlights our other news and notes around the National Hockey League.
Jonathan Quick and the LA Kings‘ victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night marked the third time in his career that the veteran netminder has snapped an 8-plus-game-winning streak.
Quick’s other snapped streaks include the San Jose Sharks in 2009-10 and the Philadelphia Flyers’ in 2018-19 — both of eight games. Quick stopped 30 of 31 shots faced to earn the win, continuing on a potential Vezina-caliber campaign.
Jonathan Quick's 30-save performance helped the @LAKings snap the Wild's eight-game win streak.#NHLStats: https://t.co/hPrBTHGACb pic.twitter.com/GOxxB2Huuk
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) December 12, 2021
- Hockey Canada released their official roster for the U20 World-Junior Championships, and there were some interesting tidbits from within:
- Connor Bedard became the eighth player in history to make the squad at 16-years old, joining Wayne Gretzky (1978), Bill Campbell (1981), Eric Lindros (1990), Jay Bouwmeester (2000), Jason Spezza (2000), Sidney Crosby (2004), and Connor McDavid (2014). Some pretty talented company, eh?
Connor Bedard on making Team Canada: “It’s a dream come true. To finally here that I made it is definitely pretty surreal. They came to our doors and told us there and you couldn’t believe it. It was a long wait.”
— Scott Wheeler (@scottcwheeler) December 13, 2021
- Hendrix Lapierre is also left off of the squad. The 19-year old Gatineau native is over point-per-game in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and even played some reps with the Washington Capitals this season.
- The Colorado Avalanche set a mark for fourth-most goals through the first 25 games since 1993-94, with 109. They trail just the 1995-96 Pittsburgh Penguins, 2005-06 Ottawa Senators, and 1993-94 Philadelphia Flyers.
- The Nashville Predators blanked the New York Rangers 1-0 last night. This feat marked their 10th win by just one goal this season. They’ve won 59% of their games by a single goal, as they lead the league in said category.
- Patrick Kane hopes to become the fifth active player in the league to reach 600 assists as he faces the Calgary Flames tonight.
- The Colorado Avalanche have recalled goaltender Pavel Francouz from the Colorado Eagles. He has been out with injuries since the 2020 postseason and was recently assigned to the AHL for conditioning. He went 3-1-0 with a .945 save percentage with the Eagles, and it looks like he’s ready to return.
- The team has placed goaltender Jonas Johansson on waivers in a responding move. He’s 3-2-1 this season with a .885 save percentage.
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