It's not quite as prominent of a story as the standout play of Jonathan Quick or the team's unproductive offense early in the season, but Jonathan Bernier has found good consistency despite an erratic work schedule that often hinders a young goaltender's ability to get into a rhythm.
"You have to kind of block the pressure side of not playing a lot," Bernier said.
With a strong 25-save outing in a 2-1 loss to Montreal Saturday afternoon, Bernier has posted a .915 save percentage over his last three outings and continues to instill confidence in himself and his teammates despite just three starts in four weeks.
"It's just the way it is with Quick playing as well as he has," Terry Murray said. "When Bernier gets his opportunity, he's got to bring the effort that he did today."
The relationship between Quick and Bernier is a healthy by their teammates' and coaches' accounts, and their competitiveness on the ice can be sensed at practice.
"We still have that competitive side that...