There is no doubt that Andersen has been an integral player to the Toronto Maple Leafs over the past several seasons. But in light of his recent play, and his now disclosed injury, it makes sense for the club to try and build momentum with their 4-0 goaltender, Jack Campbell.
With two shutouts and nearly a .960 save percentage under his belt after four appearances this season, Jack Campbell is looking to take his shot as the number one goaltending option for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Building winning momentum, however, is easier said than done.
The Toronto Maple Leafs may be facing the team with the NHL’s fourth-worst record, but recent history has shown that the Senators are a problem for the boys in blue.
Having lost 3 of their 6 contests this season, the Leafs haven’t been able to reliably counter the Sens defence or offence. And with the rise of the Senators’ new goaltender, the -280 betting line for the Leafs may be more deceiving than expected.
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After big early game praise for Jack Campbell, this rising Leaf star almost cost the team the win with two major mistakes. The first and second goals for the Ottawa Senators almost looked identical to one another. Jack Campbell’s mishandling of the puck gave the Sens two free scoring chances, which they capitalized on.
Fortunately, the Toronto Maple Leafs played well enough to keep the offence and defence rolling through all three periods. Despite letting the game slip into overtime, the Leafs did an amazing job of managing their lines and their zone pressures in the extra period. A great pass from Mitch Marner eventually led to the go-ahead goal by the Toronto d-man, Justin Holl; sparing the Leafs of a fourth loss to a fourth Ottawa goalie.
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