Matt Moulson admitted that there is "a little more at stake" tonight when he faces his brother-in-law Jonathan Quick tonight in the Isles-Kings second meeting of the season.
"The pride of the summer rides on it and bragging rights," Moulson joked after the Islanders morning skate. "He's had the better part of me so far so hopefully I can get a couple and we can get the win tonight."
Moulson and Quick (whose wives are sisters) had dinner together last night at their in-laws in Greenwich, CT. All was friendly then, but it won't be out on the ice tonight with two points on the line.
The Kings own a 0-5-2 record against the Islanders in the last seven games and Quick is a big reason why. Quick has a 4-0-0 career record against the Islanders, with a 2.10 GAA and .949 save percentage.
Moulson shoots on Quick plenty during the offseason--they train together in CT--but still has yet to identify his weaknesses during the regular season.
"I think if I had the answers, I'd have a lot more goals and we'd have some wins against him," Moulson said.
Moulson's good buddy John Tavares also has his eye out for Quick. Tavares, who is second on the team with 23 goals, joined the two for dinner last night and lost to Quick in a friendly game of Monopoly. Not like he needed any extra motivation...