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Jack Campbell Get First NHL Win of His Career in [Las] Vegas

Goaltender makes 41 saves in third start of his career as LA Kings pick up big win in playoff chase

by LA Kings @LAKings /

It was a moment nearly eight years in the making as Jack Campbell made 41 saves to pick up his first NHL win last night.

Campbell, selected by the Dallas Stars with the No. 11 pick in the 2010 NHL Draft, was making just the second start of his career.

"This one belongs to my parents," Campbell said about the game puck after the game. "All of their sacrifices through youth hockey and coming to see me, and my sister, too!"

Video: Campbell gets first NHL win as Kings top Knights, 4-1

"It just meant the world to me. Since I got traded here, the guys, I can't speak highly enough about. So it was a really cool feeling and one I'll never forget," Campbell said to LA Kings Insider.

Campbell was recalled by the Kings on February 22 after the trade of Darcy Kuemper to the Arizona Coyotes.

General Manager Rob Blake said he had full confidence in calling up Campbell to the Kings, and expected him to contribute as they pushed for a playoff spot.

Campbell responded in a big way in his first appearance against the Vegas Golden Knights.

"I mean, for me it was a little bit more than just another game. Of course I want to prove to everybody, but most importantly my teammates, that they can count on me. So it was kind of weird because this was probably the biggest game I've played in and I felt the most comfortable just because of the surroundings and the locker room," Campbell said.

Tweet from @LAKings: Congrats, Jack Campbell! What a game for your first NHL career win ��

Video: Jack Campbell spoke with the media on 02/27/18

Tweet from @FriedgeHNIC: Eight years after being taken 11th overall in the NHL draft, Jack Campbell has his first career win, 4-1 over LV. Great story.

Tweet from @Dusty70: Soooo cool! ��Way to go Soup! @1JackCampbell

Tweet from @ontarioreign: Congrats to Jack Campbell on his first career NHL win, with an @LAKings 4-1 win over Vegas! ����

Tweet from @tytoff16: Congrats @1JackCampbell on the first win in the NHL. Nobody deserves it more! #feast

Tweet from @13KCliffy: #feast atta boy snoop a loop. @1JackCampbell

Tweet from @Steelheads: Congratulations to @1JackCampbell on picking his first win in the NHL with the @LAKings last night! It was a pleasure watching you and Maxime Lagac�� on the big stage! #SteelheadsAlumni #FeelTheSteel

Instagram from @1jackcampbell: Special night. Thanks boys ����

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