As the Vegas Golden Knights(42-21-6) prepare to face off against the Columbus Blue Jackets(21-40-7) tonight at T-Mobile Arena, fans are wondering if veteran goaltender Jonathan Quick will be starting in the nets.
Despite a tough outing against the Calgary Flames on Thursday, in which Quick allowed six goals on 29 shots, Quick could get the start again tonight. Quick has a 15-14-4 record with the Golden Knights this season, with a 3.42 goals-against average and a 0.881 save percentage in 36 games.
While these numbers may not be among Quick’s best, the Golden Knights have been dealing with a number of injuries to their goaltending depth, leaving Quick as the team’s primary option in the net. And with none of the injured goalies expected to return in the near future, Quick may have another chance to bounce back tonight against the Blue Jackets.
Despite the tough loss on Thursday, Jonathan Quick has shown throughout his career that he can bounce back and perform at a high level. And with a favorable matchup against a struggling Blue Jackets team, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him get the start tonight.
Golden Knights Acquire Veteran Goaltender Jonathan Quick in Surprise Trade with Blue Jackets
The Vegas Golden Knights have made a significant move to shore up their goaltending depth, officially acquiring veteran goaltender Jonathan Quick from the Columbus Blue Jackets. In exchange for Quick, the Golden Knights sent Michael Hutchinson and a 2025 seventh-round pick to Columbus.
The move came as a surprise to many in the hockey world, as Quick had just been traded from the Los Angeles Kings to the Blue Jackets in a multi-player deal. The Kings received defenseman Vladislav Gavrikov and goaltender Joonas Korpisalo, as well as a conditional first-round pick and a third-round pick in the 2023 and 2024 NHL Drafts.
For the Golden Knights, the acquisition of Quick provides a much-needed boost to their goaltending depth, which has been decimated by injuries this season. Quick, a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of success to the Golden Knights.
While Jonathan Quick’s numbers this season aren’t among his best, he has demonstrated throughout his career that he is capable of stepping up in big moments and making clutch saves when it counts the most. With the Golden Knights in the thick of the Pacific Division playoff race, Quick’s veteran presence could be invaluable down the stretch.