June 14, 2024

Rangers’ Jonathan Quick makes some history in win over Bruins

BOSTON — Jonathan Quick took a slice of history away from the Rangers’ 5-2 victory over the Bruins on Thursday by registering the 391st victory of his career that tied Ryan Miller for the designation of the winningest U.S.-born goaltender in NHL history.

“You know, it takes a lot to win one game, right, and you need coaching, four lines, six D, so I’ve been fortunate to play with a lot of great players,” Quick said after his 24-save performance. “I’m grateful for the work they’ve put in to allow me to achieve that.”

The veteran’s career accomplishments were a known quantity but coming off two consecutive down years that included last season’s rude dismissal by the Kings and subsequent trades to Columbus and Vegas, Quick’s present value was a question mark.

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But the 2023 bargain free-agent signee has turned into an exclamation mark through the two-time Cup winner’s first season on Broadway that has earned the Connecticut native a one-year extension with a nice bump, but hardly as significant a bump as Quick has given the Blueshirts by going 16-5-2 with a .916 save percentage and 2.44 GAA.

The netminder — who achieved his first career victory on Dec. 6, 2007 as a 21-year-old call-up for the Kings — was outstanding in the first period when the Bruins had their best session of the night.

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