Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 03/08/12 at 08:05 PM ET
from Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun,
For all the improvements, all the spectacular saves, all the hard work and effort Jonas Gustavsson has made this season, a rotten stench continues to linger over his desire to become a legitimate No. 1 goalie.
The foul odour comes from the stinky goals he continues to allow on an alarmingly regular basis.
Gustavsson was outstanding at times in Pittsburgh on Wednesday night, keeping the high-octane Penguins off the scoreboard in a first period that saw Evgeni Malkin and co. get out to a 9-1 edge in shots on goal.
But all that fine work by the uber-competitive Maple Leafs goaltender was flushed away in the third period when he whiffed on an easily stoppable backhand by the Pens’ Pascal Dupuis with just 15:50 remaining in regulation, the winning tally in a 3-2 victory for the home side at the Consol Energy Center.
These muffs have been far too common.
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