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Cal Petersen Picks Up His First NHL Shutout

In a 2-0 win against the St. Louis Blues, goaltender Cal Petersen stood on his head and picked up his first career shutout

by Robyn Dutton @LAKings / LAKings.com

In Monday's game against the St. Louis Blues, goaltender Cal Petersen picked up his first NHL shutout! 

Petersen has been rock solid for the Kings since he's stepped into the crease.

He's been filling in for injured Jonathan Quick and Jack Campbell, who are both out with meniscus tears.

Tweet from @LAKings: A night these two guys will always remember 🙌#GoKingsGo pic.twitter.com/uXSk9em2iz

Video: Cal Petersen has solidified the Kings' depth in net

Due to these injuries, his opportunity came earlier than expected. However, no matter when it happened, Petersen was ready to rise to the challenge.  

"I feel like I always had the inner confidence that maybe if the opportunity arose I felt like I could rise to the opportunity, but I think a lot of good things had to fall into place for that to happen and for it to happen this early is awesome, but I would've taken it at any point," Petersen said.

"I'm just obviously very happy."

Tweet from @lakingsinsider: Career shutout #1 for Cal Petersen. 24th shutout by a Kings goalie other than Jonathan Quick since 2013-14.

Tweet from @ontarioreign: Hey @LAKings - How many goals did @CalPetersen40 give up tonight? pic.twitter.com/btiXS5ubT5

Tweet from @NDHockey: Congrats Cal!#GoIrish������ | #GoKingsGo https://t.co/SqSfQT7oO2

Head Coach Willie Desjardins, along with many others, were rooting for Cal to get the shutout.

"He's played well for us coming in, so you're always hoping for the kid," Desjardins said. 

"He played well all the way through the trip. We're in a bit of a tough spot, so we really needed him to play well, and he played well."

Tweet from @KevinWeekes: Welcome to the National congrats to @LAKings Cal Petersen with his 1st @NHL Shutout 🔥🥅 ! @NHLNetwork

Tweet from @SDubs35: Cal Petersen have yourself a game

Tweet from @OzOlvera: Cal Petersen seems legit. #LAKings

Matt Luff, who also scored his first NHL goal that game, was equally as excited for his teammate's shutout.

"The win is the most important part," Luff said. "Seeing him get it done on the same day is pretty surreal." 

Petersen will tell you this one was pretty surreal for him as well.

"For it to come at this level against that kind of competition is, like I said, very rewarding, but at the same time the amount of effort and sacrifice the boys put in tonight it's just as much a shutout on their part as on mine," Petersen said.

Tweet from @_ErickOrellana: @LAKings Win!!!! Cal Peterson with his 1st career shutout! Matt Luff with his first career goal! #GoKingsGo

Tweet from @mssporty39: Absolutely love @CalPetersen40 . Congrats on your 1st shutout. #GoKingsGo

Tweet from @TwittinSports: So when do we start talking about Cal Petersen���s Vezina Trophy chances? #LaKings

Tweet from @KWWL: Just 3 days after getting his 1st NHL win, Waterloo's own Cal Petersen picked up his 1st shutout. The L.A. Kings rookie saved 29 shots in a 2-0 win at Saint Louis. pic.twitter.com/utuwMcToLW

Tweet from @LAKings: 29 saves = ALL the hugsCongrats on your first career shutout, @CalPetersen40 🤗#GoKingsGo pic.twitter.com/A3G07QoS6X

Tweet from @Patrick_ONeal: A night of firsts. Congrats to Cal Petersen with his first career shutout. It was a must win and #LAKIngs got it done. 2-0. Matt Luff 1st career goal. Let���s go home! pic.twitter.com/n5pqLpazxK

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