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The Slap Shot:
Heading into the 2011-12 season, plenty of questions surrounded Toronto Maple Leafs backup goaltender Jonas Gustavsson.
Having fought through a change in his goaltending style from stand up to butterfly goaltender, two heart ailments and the death of both of his parents, Gustavsson can be excused for his 22-28-11 record over his first two seasons with the Maple Leafs.
Gustavsson went 16-15-9 in his first season with the Buds. His 2.87 goals against average and .902 save percentage stand as his career best, at least thus far.
Gus followed his 2009-10 season up with a trying 2010-11 season in which he posted a 6-13-2 record to go along with a paltry 3.29 goals against average and .890 save percentage.
In his first start of the 2011-12 season Gustavsson got shelled for six goals on 46 shots, which equated to a horrendous .860 save percentage.
Given how rusty Gustavsson was coming into the game and the fact that the Maple were playing the defending Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins, Gu...
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from Damien Cox of the Toronto Star, A challenging late November road trip to Carolina, Tampa, Dallas and Anaheim should produce more answers.
The goaltending remains an uncertainty. Reimer’s injury has been somewhat mysterious, and Jonas Gustavsson, while able to pick up a few wins, has hardly demonstrated that he can be relied upon. His whiff on the third goal in Ottawa on Sunday...
James Reimer is still on the shelf from what was suppose to be a a one-game setback after Brian Gionta knocked his helmet off in a collision.
When one goalie goes down, the door opens for the other to shine.
Since Reimer’s injury, the Toronto Maple Leafs are 3-2 while outscoring the opposition 17-15.
Jonas Gustavsson has been holding the crease together while James...
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel has been named the NHL's First Star for the month of October.
Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel's sizzling start has earned him October's highest honour.
Kessel on Tuesday was named October's Player of the Month in the NHL with Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen ...
No. 1 Star: Joffrey Lupul, Toronto Maple Leafs
Lupul notched his first hat trick since Dec. 12, 2007, peppering a rusty Marty Brodeur to score three times in 7:22 of the second period in the Leafs' 5-3 victory. His first goal was on a rebound of a Mike Komisarek shot. His second was a soft goal that deflected off of Henrik Tallinder and behind Brodeur. The trick was completed...
Joffrey Lupul had three goals in a wild second period, his first hat trick in almost four years, to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs past the New Jersey Devils 5-3 on Wednesday.
Joffrey Lupul had three goals in a wild second period, his first hat trick in almost four years, to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs past the New Jersey Devils 5-3 on Wednesday night. Lupul scored three times in a span of 7:22 against Martin Brodeur, who returned to the ice after missing six games with a bruised right shoulder.
The Toronto Maple Leafs will try to avoid their first two- game slide of the season when they visit the struggling New Jersey Devils for tonight's battle at the Prudential Center.
The Maple Leafs face the challenge of playing three games in four nights, beginning with back to back road games tonight as they face the New Jersey Devils in Newark, followed by a contest in Columbus tomorrow night before returning home to play the Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins on Saturday for the second time this season.
Jonas Gustavsson will play in his seventh consecutive...