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Kings Seasons in Review – Cal Petersen

We conclude this week’s player evaluations by capping off the Kings goaltending tandem, first taking a look at the recent top goaltender at the IIHF World Championships. Today, we look at the newer member in Cal Petersen, who completed his first NHL campaign, as he assumed his share of the starting role, in a transition to taking on the number one job moving forward. On Friday, we will take a look at the veteran half of the Kings goaltending tandem, with Jonathan Quick’s 2021 season.
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LA Kings: Cal Petersen Named Best Goaltender at 2021 Worlds

US' goalkeeper Calvin Petersen saves the puck during the IIHF Men's Ice Hockey World Championships semi-final match between the USA and Canada at the Arena Riga in Riga, Latvia, on June 5, 2021. (Photo by Gints IVUSKANS / AFP) (Photo by GINTS IVUSKANS/AFP via Getty Images) Capping off his solid...
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Cal Petersen Has Been Lights Out for the United States

If you have followed the Los Angeles Kings over the past two years, you didn't need anyone to tell you that. But given that he has mainly split the net with Jonathan Quick over that span on one of the league's weakest teams, there's a good chance you haven't followed his progress too much.
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Cal Petersen makes 18 saves as U.S. blanks Kazakhstan at IIHF world championship

RIGA, Latvia -- Los Angeles Kings goaltender Cal Petersen made 18 saves and the United States beat Kazakhstan 3-0 Tuesday to improve to 2-1 at the IIHF world championship. Kings teammate Trevor Moore, defenseman Adam Clendening and forward Jack Drury scored for the U.S., which set a team world championship record for shots in a period with 25 in the first and finished with 52.
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Kings' Cal Petersen: Tending twine Wednesday

Petersen will protect the road goal Wednesday versus the Avalanche, Zach Dooley of the Kings' official site reports. Petersen will appear in his seventh straight game, and he's now started five in a row. He has only one win in that span -- the 26-year-old has had a rough finish to 2020-21. He'll catch a slight break with Nathan MacKinnon (undisclosed) out of the lineup for the Avalanche, but it's still tough to trust Petersen given his recent struggles.
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Kings' Cal Petersen: Lit up by Avalanche

Petersen allowed six goals on 37 shots in Wednesday's 6-0 loss to the Avalanche. Petersen will likely end the season on a four-game losing streak (0-3-1), as Troy Grosenick is already confirmed to start Thursday's season finale versus the Avalanche. The 26-year-old Petersen posted a 9-18-5 record with a 2.89 GAA and a .911 save percentage in 35 appearances. Petersen figures to play a large role for the Kings again in 2021-22.
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Kings' Cal Petersen: Hard-luck loss in overtime

Petersen gave up two goals on 19 shots in Monday's 2-1 loss to the Blues. Petersen wasn't bad, keeping the Blues off the board in the first two periods. They beat him early in the third and again within the first minute of overtime to stick the 26-year-old with the loss. Petersen has a 9-17-5 record with a 2.79 GAA and a .914 save percentage in 34 contests. The Iowa native is a risky fantasy play should he start one or both of the Kings' last two games against the Avalanche on Wednesday and Thursday.
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Kings' Cal Petersen: Set to start Monday

Petersen is expected between the pipes for Monday's home clash with St. Louis, Zach Dooley of the Kings' official site reports. Petersen has struggled down the stretch, as he is 1-6-0 in his last eight appearances with a 3.32 GAA. In addition to Monday's tilt, the 26-year-old netminder should start one game of the club's upcoming back-to-back, though with Jonathan Quick (upper body) still sidelined, it's possible Petersen starts both contests.
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Kings' Cal Petersen: Starting on consecutive days

Petersen is expected to start Saturday's home game versus the Avalanche, Dan Greenspan of NHL.com reports. Petersen has just one win in his last seven appearances, and he's posted a 3.35 GAA and an .895 save percentage in that span. The Avalanche have averaged 3.10 goals per game over their last 10 outings, which makes Petersen a risky play for fantasy managers.
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Kings' Cal Petersen: Loses to Avalanche again

Petersen gave up three goals on 30 shots in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Avalanche. Petersen started both games of a back-to-back Friday and Saturday, and he took a pair of 3-2 losses for his trouble. The 26-year-old dropped to 9-17-4 with a 2.82 GAA and a .914 save percentage in 33 appearances. As long as Jonathan Quick (upper body) is out, Petersen appears set for a workhorse role to close out the season.
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Kings' Cal Petersen: Guarding cage Friday

Petersen will draw the start for Friday's home contest against Colorado, Zach Dooley of the Kings' official site reports. Petersen has been stuck in a slump as of late, going 1-4-0 with a .890 save percentage and 3.40 GAA in his last six outings. He picked up his first win since April 20 in his last outing, allowing just two goals on 30 shots against the Coyotes. Friday will be a tough matchup against a strong Colorado offense, but the 26-year-old will get a slight break with Nathan MacKinnon (lower body) unavailable.
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Kings' Cal Petersen: Yields three goals in loss

Petersen gave up three goals on 37 shots in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Avalanche. Even with Nathan MacKinnon (lower body) out, the Avalanche were a little too much for Petersen to handle. The 26-year-old goalie dropped to 9-16-4 with a 2.81 GAA and a .915 save percentage in 32 outings. It's unclear if Petersen will start both halves of a back-to-back or if Jonathan Quick (upper body) could return Saturday. Troy Grosenick is also in the mix if Petersen doesn't start.
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Kings' Cal Petersen: Gets back in win column

Petersen stopped 28 of 30 shots in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Coyotes. Petersen snapped his four-game losing streak in a game filled with milestones. Gabriel Vilardi posted his first two-goal game, Quinton Byfield picked up his first NHL point and Anze Kopitar reached 1,000 career points in the contest. Petersen improved to 9-15-4 with a 2.80 GAA and a .915 save percentage through 31 appearances. As long as Jonathan Quick (upper body) is out, Petersen is likely to draw starts.
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Kings' Cal Petersen: Starting versus Coyotes

Petersen led the Kings onto the ice and will protect the road goal Wednesday versus the Coyotes, Alexander Kinkopf of the Coyotes' official website reports. Petersen has lost his last four starts, but he's the unquestioned No. 1 goalie with Jonathan Quick (upper body) out. Petersen has a 3.73 GAA and an .880 save percentage during his skid, and he'll be facing a Coyotes team desperate to preserve their slim chances for playoff contention.
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Kings' Cal Petersen: Tending twine Saturday

Petersen will protect the road goal in Saturday's game versus the Ducks, Ducks PA Announcer Phil Hulett reports. Petersen finished April with a 1-7-0 record, a 3.27 GAA and an .896 save percentage in nine contests. The Ducks are a favorable matchup, as they're a bottom-five offense in the league. That could help Petersen snap his three-game losing streak.
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Kings' Cal Petersen: Lit up for six goals

Petersen allowed six goals on 33 shots in Saturday's 6-2 loss to the Ducks. Petersen allowed the first four goals of the game, and by the time the Kings' offense got going, it was too late to reverse the result. The 26-year-old netminder dropped to 8-15-4 with a 2.86 GAA and a .913 save percentage in 29 appearances. His losing skid is at four games now -- that's not what fantasy managers wanted to see during the virtual playoffs.
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Kings' Cal Petersen: Can't fend off Ducks

Petersen allowed three goals on 22 shots in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Ducks. The Kings gave Petersen a 2-0 lead to protect, but he couldn't make it stand. The 26-year-old lost his third straight start. He's at 8-14-4 with a 2.75 GAA and a .916 save percentage in 28 appearances overall. Given his recent struggles, Petersen is a risky fantasy option for managers trying to navigate a virtual playoff run.
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Kings' Cal Petersen: Tending twine Wednesday

Petersen is expected to start in goal in Wednesday's home game versus the Ducks, LA Kings Insider Zach Dooley reports. Petersen backed up Jonathan Quick in Monday's 4-1 win over the Ducks, but the former will get a chance to start again. The 26-year-old Petersen has struggled in April with a 1-6-0 record, a 3.30 GAA and an .899 save percentage across eight outings, but the low-scoring Ducks present a favorable matchup.
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Kings' Cal Petersen: Starting back-to-back games

Petersen will protect the home goal Saturday versus the Coyotes, Dan Greenspan of NHL.com reports. Petersen allowed three goals in a 4-2 loss to the Wild on Friday, but he'll be back in the net Saturday. He's picked up only one win in seven appearances in April, so Petersen is likely a risky option in fantasy.
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Kings' Cal Petersen: No help in loss

Petersen allowed four goals on 40 shots in Saturday's 4-0 loss to the Coyotes. Petersen received little help of any kind -- this was the ninth time in 27 appearances he faced 40 shots. It was also the fourth time he got no more than one goal from the Kings' offense. The 26-year-old slipped to 8-13-4 with a 2.74 GAA and a .917 save percentage this season.