Former Minuteman Quick Set For Second Stanley Cup Final
June 4, 2014
UMass hockey's own Jonathan Quick has helped the Los Angeles Kings reach the Stanley Cup Final for the second time in the past three seasons and will begin the series with Game 1 against the New York Rangers tonight at 8 p.m. Quick became the first Minuteman to hoist the Cup in 2012 when he backstopped the Kings to their first-ever championship and took home the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP that season.
Thus far in 21 games this postseason, Quick is 12-9 with a 2.86 goals-against average and a .906 save percentage. In games where the Kings have faced elimination he is 7-0 and 3-0 in Game 7 with a stellar 1.68 GAA in those seven contests and a .947 save percentage.
Though not in the lineup, another former Minuteman has been with the Rangers during their postseason run. UMass defenseman Conor Allen, who made his NHL this past January, is one of New York's "Black Aces".
Below is the schedule for the Stanley Cup Final as well as a sampling of media coverage on Quick leading up to the series, including a one-on-one interview with Kevin Weekes for NHL.com:
New York Post: The kid from Connecticut who'll try to shut down the Rangers