Maple Leafs Monster Jonas Gustavsson Thrust into Spotlight Duty

November 20th, 2010 by Louis Pisano Leave a reply »
In the third period of the game Tuesday night at the ACC against the Nashville Predators, a huge come from behind win happened for the blue and white as J.S. Giguere pulled himself during a TV timeout and was replaced by Jonas Gustavsson.

Gustavsson finished the remaining 13:09 of the game, stopping all six shots he faced.

Later, Giguere was diagnosed with a slight groin pull that is projected to keep him out of the line up for at least a week.

Thursday night the Monster got his fifth start of the season while facing the inept, though talent-laden, New Jersey Devils.

He held a record of 1-3 in his first four starts and a .902 save percentage along with a 2.85 goals against average.

After shutting out the Devils in the first period, Gustavsson let one squeak in through the five hole in the second, but helped the Leafs carry a 2-1 lead into the second intermission.

He made a huge save against Jason Arnott just over four minutes into the third and then held fast the rest of the way.

With less than seven minutes left in the game, Kris Versteeg sealed the deal with a one timer on a great pass from Nazem ...

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