Jets yank rookie goalie Hutchinson after Kings take commanding lead

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Michael Hutchinson was asked to play against the defending champion Los Angeles Kings in his fourth career NHL game and the result wasn’t great.

The 24-year-old goaltender was pulled after Tanner Pearson handed the Kings a 3-0 lead at 2:03 of the second period.

Although he can’t be happy with the outcome, it wasn’t all bad for Hutchinson. He did make a strong effort on Tyler Toffoli’s goal early in the first period, but his teammates couldn’t bail him out:

He didn’t look as good on Anze Kopitar’s first goal of the season though:

The Jets’ goaltending is a big concern this season given starting goaltender Ondrej Pavelec’s less than stellar career numbers and Hutchinson’s inexperience.