Jonathan “Quick” Out of the Gate for Los Angeles Kings in 2011-12

Most Hollywood movies run far less than 202 minutes, which makes Jonathan Quick’s recent shutout streak more than worthy of rave reviews.

He strung together three consecutive shutouts, performances that earned him front-page headlines in the hockey world and worthy accolades, including the nod as the Player of the Week. And though his streak came to an end on October 27, Quick’s efforts won’t soon be forgotten.

Quick became the first goaltender in the Los Angeles Kings’ 44-year history to record three consecutive shutouts as defenceman Jack Johnson scored in the third period of a 1-0 victory over the Dallas Stars on October 22.

And while you’d think he’d have plenty to speak about when it comes to his play, Quick, who also owns the Kings' longest scoreless streak at 202 minutes and 11 seconds, is by no means a big-talker.

“I think what anyone does, whether it’s in your personal life, or your career, is to try and be better. Whether it’s being a better person or better at what you do, you strive to for that.”

It’s obvious Quick, the 72nd overall selection of the Kings in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, is living up to his words.

But he’s also quick to credit just about everyone else but himself when talk turns to his impressive feat.

In this instance, that would be praising three pipes and all of his teammates.

“That would kind of be it,” said Quick, who led Avon Old Farms to two straight New England Prep Championships in his junior and senior seasons in Connecticut. “Obviously, I’m happy that I’ve been able to contribute something to our team winning. But really, it’s that we are winning that is the most important thing. Earning a shutout in one game is great, but the key is to get the two points.”

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