If there's been one glaring issue recently for the Los Angeles Kings, it's been the surprisingly unspectacular play of reigning Conn Smythe Trophy winner Jonathan Quick and backup Jonathan Bernier.
Coach Darryl Sutter is hoping whichever goaltender he chooses to face the Calgary Flames at home Saturday night and again Monday to close out a five-game homestand will have a better performance than their last.
Los Angeles (12-8-2) has allowed at least four goals three times while splitting its last four contests, including a 5-2 loss to Dallas on Thursday that ended a six-game winning streak at Staples Center.
Quick, who backstopped the Kings to their first Stanley Cup in June, is just 7-7-2 with a 2.59 goals-against average after posting a career-best 1.95 GAA in the 2011-12 regular season.
He's allowed four goals in each of his last two starts, and between those outings he was forced to relieve Bernier in Tuesday's 6-4 win over St. Louis. Bernier gave up three goals on eight shots...