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.