Things couldn’t have gotten off to a worse start for the Los Angeles Kings in their season opener on Wednesday night, as star goalie Jonathan Quick left the game and could miss significant time for a lower-body injury.
“It’s not good,” Kings general manager Dean Lombardi said after a 2-1 loss to the host San Jose Sharks.
Lombardi said Quick would undergo an MRI for the injury on Thursday, after missing the second and third periods.
Burns’ goal helps Sharks open season with 2-1 win over Kings
Brent Burns scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third after Los Angeles goalie Jonathan Quick left with an injury and the San Jose Sharks opened the season with a 2-1 win over the Kings.
Los Angeles backup Jeff Zatkoff replaced Quick and limited the Sharks to one goal on 16 shots.
“It’s my job to be ready when Quickie needs a break or he goes down,” Zatkoff said. “So I have to make sure the team doesn’t miss a beat.”
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.