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After serving as a more than capable back-up in Toronto for the past couple of seasons, Ben Scrivens is now in Los Angeles playing the same role. Scrivens has taken the opportunity to show that he is a world-class goaltender. With the Kings’ starting goalie Jonathan Quick currently on the shelf with an injury, Scrivens has stepped-up and led the Kings in his absence. In fact, it can be argued that he has been the best goaltender in the NHL since that time. Scrivens has posted some ridiculous numbers, including a recent shutout streak that spanned 191 minutes, 19 seconds. He has proven to the Kings and their fans that regardless of whether it is Quick or him between the pipes, they are more than set when it comes to goaltending. The native of Spruce Grove, AB is a calm and relaxed individual and has adjusted well to his new SoCal surroundings, with his wife originally hailing from the Los Angeles area. Needless to say, the Kings are delighted to have Ben in their line-up, leading them to a solid three game win streak and helping them keep pace in the Western Conference.
- Ben has led the Kings to four consecutive wins over the past week, sweeping all three NY-area teams on the road before returning home to defeat the Lightning
- Those four wins included back-to-back shutouts over the Devils and Rangers. It is the second time in Scrivens’ career that he has achieved this feat.
- Ben is clearly hot at the moment, going 4-0-0, with a 1.00 GAA, and a .963 save percentage in the past 4 games
- At the time of this posting, Ben is leading all goaltenders in the league in GAA (1.35), Save Percentage (.949) and Shutouts (3)
- Born in Spruce Grove, AB on September 11, 1986
- Signed as a free-agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2010, after attending Cornell University for four years where he won the Ken Dryden Trophy in his senior year for his outstanding play
- Led the Toronto Marlies to the Calder Cup final in 2011-12
- Acquired by the Los Angeles Kings via trade from the Toronto Maple Leafs in June 2013