The importance of Jonathan Quick being in net for the Kings can not be overstated.
All season long their offense has heard that their goaltender had to bail them out. Maybe that's why they have decided to come alive in the playoffs.
Make no mistake: Quick is the real deal.
He has continued to play outstanding while his offense has found life. Quick has been the one reliable player for Los Angeles the entire season and his stats reflect that of a possible Vezina-Trophy winner.
He ranks first amongst postseason goalies in save percentage and goals against.
His stats have been far better than his counterpart, Martin Brodeur.
With the Kings clicking on all cylinders at the most crucial time, Quick will be the most important part of the equation in helping Los Angeles raise its first Stanley Cup in franchise history.