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Toronto Has The Goaltending Advantage

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

There is no doubt the Leafs have the best goaltender in the series, which under normal circumstances wins you playoff rounds. The best goalie doesn’t always win, though — see Tampa’s Andrei Vasilevskiy in Round 1 against Columbus. The hottest goaltender wins.

Andersen is better than Rask at this stage of their careers. But will he be hotter than Rask in the final games of what is now a best-of-three series?

That has yet to be determined.

No doubt, though, Andersen is world-class. Rask used to be world-class. He’s slipped somewhat from his greatest days, but is still an above-average NHL goaltender. And, to date, through four very different playoff games, Andersen has outplayed Rask through the first three games, two of them won by the Leafs.


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