NHL Playoffs 2012: Kings Are Stanley Cup Contenders with Jonathan Quick in Net

Without question, Jonathan Quick has been the MVP of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs so far.

The Los Angeles Kings' phenomenal, young goaltender has turned heads on a constant basis by making highlight-reel save after highlight-reel save as L.A. has become a serious threat in the postseason.

Quick is second among goalies this postseason in save percentage and goals-against average.

Not to mention the fact that he has only allowed more than two goals in a game once in six games against two of the NHL's best offenses.

The Kings will go as far as Quick allows them to. After an early-season offensive struggle, Quick has been the solid goalie the team needed in order to make the postseason.

The Kings couldn't buy a goal before they fired Terry Murray halfway through the season.

Despite their lack of offense in the regular season, the Kings have done a decent job scoring against three solid goalies in Roberto Luongo, Cory Schneider and Brian Elliot.

Schneider and Elliot have been good, but Quick has been better.

The 26-year-old Connecticut native has Tinsel Town thinking Stanley Cup.

Not bad for a team that lost its last two games of the regular season to grab the eighth and final spot in the Western Conference.

L.A. is 4-0 away from Staples Center this postseason and Quick has been the main reason why.

His timely saves with unimaginable reflexes have made SportsCenter a few times and has former Kings head coach and current ESPN hockey analyst Barry Melrose worshiping the ground he walks on.

He's become the biggest goalie in Los Angeles since Kelly Hrudey, and with his game at an all-time high, why shouldn't the Kings be one of the favorites for the cup?

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