Goaltending was the main factor in last night’s loss to the Panthers, as the Maple Leafs had a 39-28 shot advantage. Although shot numbers can sometimes be deceiving, this clearly was not the case last night, as the Leafs had many quality scoring chances but were thwarted by Jose Theodore.
It’s not just that Gustavsson’s numbers (3.78 GAA, .878 SV%) are awful, it’s as if he’s the anti-Grant Fuhr, allowing weak goals at the most inopportune times.
As for Ben Scrivens, I guess we’ll have to be patient with him, as he’s not going to come in like James Reimer did last season and set the city on fire.
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