LA Kings (5-2-1, 11 pts) @ Dallas Stars (7-2-0, 14 pts)
7:30 PM, October 27, 2011
American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
It's a classic case of the immovable object against the unstoppable force. On one side is a goalie with a spotless win record. On the other side is a goalie who hasn't allowed a goal in three games. Something has to give.
The Dallas Stars were probably hoping that LA Kings coach Terry Murray would sit Quick in tonight's game instead of on Tuesday. Instead, Quick returns tonight and we get the goalie matchup that we wanted in the first meeting between these teams. Quick has absolutely dominated the Stars in his career, winning his last five games against Dallas and sporting a 11-3-0 overall record them.
The Kings won the first matchup this season against Dallas in a 1-0 game that had the atmosphere of a critical playoff game. Both teams played crisp clean hockey and the outcome was in doubt for the entire game. Kari Lehtonen didn't play in ...