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21/22 Kings Seasons In Review – Cal Petersen

NHL Statline – 37 games played, 2177 minutes played, 20-14-2 record, 2.89 goals against average, .895 save percentage, .905 even-strength save percentage, 3 shutouts. NHL Playoff Statline – 1 game played, 32 minutes played, 0-0 record, 7.45 goals against average, .800 save percentage, .800 even-strength save percentage, 0 shutouts.
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Cal Petersen must rebound to solidify himself as key piece of Kings' future

For a while now, Cal Petersen has been viewed as the successor to Jonathan Quick as the team’s starting goalie for the future. Petersen was a regular member of the roster during the 2020-21 season and he took over most of the workload from Quick. He posted a solid .911 save percentage with the Kings compared to Quick’s .898 save percentage while playing 35 of the team’s 56 games, a pace of over 50 games in a full-length season.
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Kings' Cal Petersen: Makes relief appearance

Petersen allowed four goals on 20 shots in relief of Jonathan Quick in Friday's 8-2 loss to the Oilers in Game 3. Petersen entered the game with the Kings already down 4-0, and it didn't get much better on his watch. This was his first playoff appearance at the NHL level. The 27-year-old didn't see much work down the stretch in the regular season, but head coach Todd McLellan may be willing to turn to Petersen with Quick struggling and the Kings down 2-1 in their first-round series. Game 4 is Sunday in Los Angeles.
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Kings' Cal Petersen: Can't hang on Thursday

Petersen allowed three goals on 29 shots in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Canucks. Petersen's first appearance in over two weeks was nearly a success, but he let a two-goal lead slip away in the third period. He then gave up a second goal to Brock Boeser with 30 seconds left in overtime to take the loss. Petersen ends the regular season at 20-14-2 with a 2.89 GAA and an .895 save percentage. Jonathan Quick played well to close out the year and will likely be the Kings' primary netminder heading into their first-round series against the Oilers.
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Kings' Cal Petersen: In goal for regular-season finale

Petersen will guard the road goal in Vancouver on Thursday, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports. Petersen will get the second half of a back-to-back after Jonathan Quick beat the Kraken on Wednesday. The 27-year-old Petersen has lost his share of playing time lately -- this is his first appearance since April 13, which was a relief outing. The Canucks don't have much of anything to play for, but it's unclear how Petersen will respond to two weeks of not playing.
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Kings' Cal Petersen: Lit up in relief outing

Petersen allowed six goals on 25 shots in relief of Jonathan Quick in Wednesday's 9-3 loss to the Avalanche. Petersen entered midway through the first period and promptly gave up a goal on the first shot he faced. The 27-year-old ended up taking the loss, as the Kings' three goals got Quick off the hook. Petersen has now lost three straight appearances, dropping to 20-14-1 with a 2.90 GAA and an .895 save percentage in a career-high 36 games. The Kings' next game is Saturday at home versus the Blue Jackets, a much more favorable matchup than the one they had Wednesday.
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Kings' Cal Petersen: Blows early lead

Petersen gave up six goals on 33 shots in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Wild. Petersen was staked to a 3-0 lead just over 10 minutes in, but he couldn't make it stick. Minnesota scored two goals 50 seconds apart later in the first, then struck for three more in the second and another early in the third to turn the three-goal deficit into a three-goal advantage. The Kings have outperformed expectations this season but have reverted to the mean with a recent slump and find themselves clinging to a playoff spot by a thread. Given that context, Petersen has picked a bad time for his first two-start losing streak since early December.
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Kings' Cal Petersen: Guarding cage Sunday

Petersen will get the starting nod in Minnesota on Sunday, Lisa Dillman of The Athletic reports. Since shutting out the Sharks on March 19, Petersen is 3-3-0 with an .891 save percentage. The 27-year-old has fallen to 20-12-1 with a 2.70 GAA and a .902 save percentage on the year. Petersen will make his first start against the Wild since last season, when he went 1-1-1 with a 2.63 GAA against them.
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Kings' Cal Petersen: Slips up versus Flames

Petersen allowed three goals on 33 shots in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Flames. Petersen recovered from allowing a Johnny Gaudreau goal at a sharp angle just 10 seconds into the game. The Flames turned things around with two tallies in a span of 1:05 in the second period, and that left Petersen with his first loss in his last three outings. The 27-year-old dipped to 20-12-1 with a 2.70 GAA and a .902 save percentage in 34 appearances. Petersen has not started the next game after any of his losses this season, so Jonathan Quick seems likely to play Thursday against the Oilers.
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Kings' Cal Petersen: First goalie off

Petersen was the first goalie to leave the ice at Monday's game-day skate, John Hoven of SiriusXM NHL Network Radio reports, indicating he'll be in goal at home versus Calgary. Petersen is 3-1-0 in his last four starts despite a .898 save percentage, including a 26-save victory over Pacific Division...
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Kings' Cal Petersen: Reaches 20-win milestone

Petersen stopped 25 of 27 shots in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Jets. Petersen picked up wins in consecutive starts for the first time since March 6 and 7 with his solid outing Saturday. Nikolaj Ehlers and Adam Lowry had the goals for the Jets. Petersen improved to 20-11-1 with a 2.68 GAA and a .901 save percentage in 33 contests. Neither Petersen nor Jonathan Quick have started three games in a row since early January, but head coach Todd McLellan has rewarded wins with another start lately. That could line Petersen up to face the Flames on Monday.
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Kings' Cal Petersen: Tending twine in Winnipeg

Petersen will start Saturday's road game versus the Jets, Zach Dooley of the Kings' official site reports. Petersen beat the Flames in a shootout in Thursday's 3-2 win. He'll look to win consecutive games for the first time since March 6 and 7 in this contest against a Jets team that is barely hanging around the fringes of the playoff race.
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Kings' Cal Petersen: Holds off Flames in shootout

Petersen allowed two goals on 28 shots in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over the Flames. Petersen allowed a couple of goals in the third period, but he was able to turn aside all three of the Flames' shootout attempts. He picked up his third win in his last six starts, but he hasn't been able to string two in a row together lately. The 27-year-old improved to 19-11-1 with a 2.71 GAA and a .901 save percentage in 32 contests. Head coach Todd McLellan has rewarded wins with the next start, so Petersen seems likely to take on the Jets on Saturday.
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Kings' Cal Petersen: Tending twine Thursday

Petersen will guard the road goal Thursday versus the Flames, Zach Dooley of the Kings' official site reports. Jonathan Quick took a 4-3 shootout loss to the Oilers on Wednesday, so Petersen will get the second half of a back-to-back. It's been a win-and-stay-in situation for the Kings' goaltending duo lately, but neither of them has won consecutive starts since Petersen beat the Sabres and the Bruins on March 6 and 7. The Flames lead the Pacific Division, so this could be a tough game for the 27-year-old.
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Kings' Cal Petersen: Facing Kraken on Monday

Petersen will start Monday against visiting Seattle, Zach Dooley of the Kings' official site reports. Petersen has been mostly solid in March, going 4-3-0 with a 2.45 GAA and .914 save percentage. He'll face a punchless Kraken offense that sits 29th with an average 2.52 goals for since Feb. 1.
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Kings' Cal Petersen: Yields half-dozen in loss

Petersen gave up six goals on 38 shots in Monday's 6-1 loss to the Kraken. The 27-year-old had no trouble with the Kraken in a 4-2 win Saturday, but he struggled mightily from the start of Monday's rematch. Petersen is now 18-11-1 with a 2.74 GAA and a .900 save percentage in 31 outings this season. He's alternated wins and losses in his last six starts, and head coach Todd McLellan has switched to Jonathan Quick for the next game after each of Petersen's losses in that span.
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Kings' Cal Petersen: Slated to start versus Kraken

Petersen is expected to tend the twine at home against Seattle on Saturday, LA Kings Insider Zach Dooley reports. Petersen has been inconsistent of late, as he gave up four or more goals in two of his last three appearances while also registering a 29-save shutout during that stretch. Heading into the remainder of the 2021-22 campaign, the 27-year-old netminder should continue splitting starts with veteran Jonathan Quick, but Petersen could play his way into the starting job heading into next season.
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Kings' Cal Petersen: Bounces back Saturday

Petersen stopped 23 of 25 shots in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Kraken. Petersen did well with the Kraken struggling to get many looks, though he let in a garbage-time goal late. The 27-year-old is up to 18-10-1 with a 2.63 GAA and a .902 save percentage through 30 appearances. Over the last two weeks, head coach Todd McLellan appears to have changed his goalie rotation from a strict alternating pattern to a win-and-stay-in method -- that bodes well for Petersen getting the nod at home against Seattle on Monday.
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