Toronto Maple Leafs: Analyzing the Preseason Results Thus Far

September 28th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
The Toronto Maple Leafs iced a very strong lineup last night, leading to a 5-4 victory over the Buffalo Sabres, who did not play all-star goaltender, Ryan Miller.

With the victory over the Sabres the Maple Leafs now own a record of 3-2-1 in the preseason, good enough for second overall in the Eastern Conference.

Having finished amongst the league’s worst in just about every conceivable category during the 2009-10 season Maple Leafs fans are encouraged by the Leafs' goals for (12th overall), goals against average (first overall) and power play, which ranks 15th overall.


Between the pipes Jonas “The Monster” Gustavsson has received the bulk of the workload, playing in a total of four games, registering a record of 1-2 to go along with his lofty 3.53 goals against average and .907 save percentage.

With NHL preseason rosters lighting the lamp at a fast and furious pace it’s very tough to get a handle on just how good the likes of Gustavsson and J.S. Giguere (who has played in just one match thus far) have been. The good news, neither one of these goaltenders has resembled Montreal Canadiens goalt ...

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