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From Monster To Goat

from Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun,

But if the Leafs aren’t questioning their goaltending publicly, you have to wonder what’s going on behind closed doors.

Jonas Gustavsson allowed a couple of softies against the Devils, including the winner by defenceman Mark Fayne at 1:18. The puck would have gone wide of the net had Gustavsson not tried to stop it. Earlier, a goal by David Clarkson skipped between Gustavsson’s legs, and the go-ahead score by ex-Leaf Alexei Ponikarovsky in the second period squeezed its way through Gustavsson’s pads.

Coach Ron Wilson said, “I don’t know” when asked after the game if he just rotates Gustavsson and James Reimer now until he finds a netminder who is capable of carrying the load.


Below, watch the ride Gustavsson can take Toronto fans on.  First a series of great saves then the second video is the game wining goal in OT.


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WingMan's avatar

These goalies are not playing well enough right now to get the team into the playoffs.  In the case of Monster, he is not an NHL goalie.  3 weak goals in one game?  How is a team supposed to win?  They team played pretty well against a hot Devils team.  That is demoralizing and makes it tough to keep the wheels turning.  If Burke cannot find a goalie by Monday, this team will miss the playoffs - unless Reimer gets hot, which does not seem in the cards.  Even though I am a diehard, it may be in the best interest to miss as that would lead the way to get Wilson fired…  still, cannot cheer against my team.  Yell at the TV?  Yes…  effin Monster.

Posted by WingMan from The Q C on 02/22/12 at 12:25 PM ET

tuxedoTshirt's avatar

Leave it to Toronto fans to give a minor league goalie the name “Monster”.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 02/22/12 at 06:21 PM ET

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