Kings goalie Joanathan Quick. Photo courtesy of Amy Irvin/38 Photography
With Anaheim's 4-1 loss to the Sharks on Sunday, the Los Angeles Kings now have the longest winning streak in the league. The Kings have now won six in a row following their victory on Sunday over Columbus.
Jonathan Quick has been, well, Jonathon Quick. The Kings netminder is 5-1-1 on the season with a .957 save percentage, 1.61 goals again average and two shutouts. His last shutout set the all time Kings franchise mark.
Brayden Schenn and Wayne Simmonds were acquired from the Los Angeles King in the same trade, and have seemed to almost always be on the same line since. They don’t have outstanding numbers as just a pair, but looking deeper into the numbers shows some surprising results. Schenn and Simmonds had a corsi for percentage of under 50 (48%) when they were together last year overall. However, would their 3rd line mate have a significant impact on their play?
When Schenn and Simmonds were on the ice with Vincent Lecavalier, they struggled. Unfortunately this was one of the most common combinations (369 minutes on ice) last season. Of the other current Flyers, Schenn and Simmonds played 109 minutes with Raffl, and just 14 and 12 minutes with Voracek and Read respectively.
Every Sunday, we'll pick a Flyers player and one play from the week that serve as our player and play of the week.
This week, our Player of the Week is Jake Voracek. Voracek has two goals on the season, but is up to nine assists following his performance on Saturday. Voracek had a five-game points streak snapped in Chicago on Tuesday, but rebounded for four assists in his next two games.
Our Play of the Week comes from Wednesday's win against the Penguins. On this play, Sean Couturier threads a nice pass to Matt Read who finishes on the backhand. The goal would be the game-winner in the Flyers 5-3 win over the Penguins.
Check back next week to see who takes home the honors of Player and Play of the Week.