Does Gustavsson Need a Vacation?

Chemmy
December 10 2010 08:23AM

On November 22nd against the Dallas Stars Jonas Gustavsson stopped 21 of the 22 shots he faced to raise his season save percentage to 0.922. Since then he's played six games without stopping 90% of the pucks he's faced.

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Game #28: Philadelphia @ Toronto, Dec. 9/10 (4-1 Loss)

Slava Duris
December 09 2010 07:53PM

Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20413

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Leafs vs Flyers - Guess Who's Back? Back Again.

SkinnyFish
December 09 2010 11:35AM

Dion's back. Tell a friend.

Oh Captain, my captain

After missing 16 games with a lacerated leg and cut MCL due to a freak accident against Ottawa, Captain Dion Phaneuf makes his triumphant (?) return to the ACC ice tonight against the Philadelphia Flyers. Because of the Captain's return, Keith Aulie, the only waiver exempt defensive currently on the big club, got sent back down to the Marlies this morning. For those of you hoping it would be Lebda, I'm sorry to say but Burke's not going to waive him until the start of next year's season at the earliest. Something to watch for will be the minutes Dion gets tonight. He was averaging 22:44 a game before going down with the injury, but you'd have to think Wilson holds him back a bit and lets him slowly work himself back up to first pairing time.

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Game #27: Toronto @ Pittsburgh, Dec. 8/10 (5-2 Loss)

Slava Duris
December 09 2010 09:50AM

The Leafs can't expect to win games when they give up all of the following: 3-on-1, 2-on-0, breakaway, 2-on-1, among a good quantity of other high percentage chances.  By my count, the Penguins had 12 such high-quality chances to score (these are cashed in roughly 33 % of the time) in total, which is extremely excessive.  11 of those came in the first two periods.

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Leafs vs Penguins - Sidney Crosby is the Buds' Budd

SkinnyFish
December 08 2010 11:04AM

Entering Friday's game, the Leafs were set to face a Murderer's Row of Eastern Conference powerhouse teams: Boston, Washington, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Montreal.  Two-fifths of the way through this gauntlet the Leafs have 2 shootout victories that were built on hard nosed play leading to late game comebacks; something that was all but thought an impossibility in TheLeafsNation.

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