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Golden Knights’ Jonathan Quick Survives Canadiens Pushback For First VGK Win

Someone somewhere must have said the "

Someone somewhere must have said the "s-word" in between the second and third periods of the Vegas Golden Knight's game against the Montreal Canadiens Sunday afternoon.

In his VGK debut, Jonathan Quick was looking for the s-word, but failed to close it out as he gave up three goals in the third period. The Canadiens nearly completed a comeback after being down 4-1, but the Golden Knights prevailed.

Quick went on to win his first game with his new team, stopping 25 of 28 shots just days after he was traded not once but twice from the Los Angeles Kings to the Columbus Blue Jackets and then back to the Pacific to the Golden Knights.

"It felt good. It is a fun building to play in and these fans are great, it was definitely a warm reception… I felt pretty comfortable right from the get-go. Once you get out there you are just trying to play hockey," said Quick.

The Golden Knights controlled the game for the better part of the first two periods, which allowed Quick to face few shots.

"Games can go like that, sometimes you see 15, sometimes you see 5. So you just, whenever they come, you try and make the next save," said Quick.

The Golden Knights went out and acquired Quick with three of their goaltenders out with injuries. Logan Thompson and Laurent Brossoit are out with lower-body injuries and Robin Lehner is out for the season. Bringing in the two-time Stanley Cup Champion Quick was an insurance move for Kelly McCrimmon.

"I thought he played well for us. He made some key saves. They didn't have a lot but they did have some from the slot… I liked his game. He got the W. At the end of the day, that's what's important" said head coach Bruce Cassidy after the win.

All three of the Golden Knight's trade deadline acquisitions stood out in the win over the Canadiens. Teddy Blueger had an assist for his first point as a Golden Knight, Ivan Barbashev scored two goals, and of course, Quick got the start.

These new members of the organization will have plenty of time to bond with their new teammates over the Golden Knight's next stretch of games, which are all on the road. They begin this five-game road trip on Tuesday against the Florida Panthers at 4:00 p.m.

For Quick, his strategy is simple, no matter what team he is on.

"I'm a goalie, so just try and stop the puck and win," he said.

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