Cal Petersen got his first chance to start at the World Championships on Sunday against Hungary.
It was a low-event game for Petersen, facing just 14 shots in a 7-1 routing by the USA. We can't take much from this performance, but it's good to see Petersen get a win and finish with above a .900 save percentage.
He faced a Hungary team with zero NHL players on it. But, it does feature former JR. King, Kristof Papp.
USA plays again on Monday against Germany and I'd expect Petersen to back up Casey DeSmith for that game.
Jonathan Quick closing in on the conference final:
No, Jonathan Quick hasn't played a single minute for the Vegas Golden Knights this playoffs. But he's still one game away from the Western Conference final.
On a personal level, I'm sure Quick would prefer to be in the net, or at least on the bench, more frequently. But a real shot at the Stanley Cup is a nice consolation prize for him.
With the Seattle Kraken forcing a Game Seven against the Dallas Stars, we might see an all-expansion team Western Conference Final.
My money is still on Dallas, but anything can happen in a Game Seven.
National Hockey Now:
PittsburgHockeyNow: Kyle Dubas in Pittsburg is picking up some real steam. Can he rebuild the team for another run with Crosby?
ColoradoHockeyNow: Colorado might bring over top prospect Nikolai Kovalenko soon. Is he the next Kirill Kaprisov, or Vladimir Tkachev?
BostonHockeyNow: Hindsight is 20/20, but even with it Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney doesn't regret his deadline moves.