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Why the Kings will be just fine without Jonathan Quick

Kings goalie Jonathan Quick made it through just one period of action this season before a lower-body injury put him on the shelf potentially for months. AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

Last season, Carey Price missed all but 12 games, which completely derailed Montreal's season. In the end, the Canadiens allowed 47 more goals than they did in 2014-15, dropped 28 points in the standings and missed the playoffs.

Given that Jonathan Quick is perceived to be an equally elite goalie, are the Los Angeles Kings in similar trouble, with news that he'll miss around three months?

Not at all. According to the underlying numbers, there's absolutely no reason for the Kings to hit the panic button or try to acquire a big-name goalie with an even bigger cap hit.