Andersen stopped 27 of 30 shots during Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the Bruins in Game 7. Boston's final two goals were scored into an empty net. The Danish netminder made some big saves to keep the Leafs in this one through two periods, but Tuukka Rask made a few more, and the Bruins finally pulled away in the third. Andersen has put together three strong regular seasons since coming to Toronto, winning at least 33 games in each, but until the Leafs make a splash in the playoffs, his tenure as the team's No. 1 goalie will seem disappointing.
Andersen will tend the twine on the road for Tuesday's Game 7 tilt versus Boston, Amalie Benjamin of NHL.com reports. During the regular season, Andersen was a road warrior, as he went 18-6-6 with a 2.73 GAA and .919 save percentage. The netminder has continued that trend in the playoffs where he is sporting a .944 save percentage as the visitor compared to .906 within the confines of Scotiabank Arena.
Andersen stopped 37 of 40 shots in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Bruins in Game 6 of their first-round series. Boston's final goal was scored into an empty net. Toronto grabbed an early 1-0 lead, but after Andersen let in a relative softie off a power-play faceoff less than 90 seconds, later the game was dominated by the Bruins, and only a couple of spectacular glove saves by the Danish netminder kept the score as close as it was. Andersen will take a 2.70 GAA and .925 save percentage to Boston on Tuesday for the deciding Game 7.
Andersen will guard the net in Sunday's Game 6 matchup with the visiting Bruins. Andersen has been solid overall in this first-round series, allowing 13 goals through the first five games while posting a 2.62 GAA and .925 save percentage. The 29-year-old and the Maple Leafs will go for the kill Sunday, as a win would advance Toronto to the second round.
Andersen turned aside 28 of 29 shots in Friday's 2-1 win over the Bruins in Game 5 of their first-round series. He very nearly posted a shutout, but Boston was able to get a puck by the 29-year-old inside the final minute of the game with its own goalie pulled. Andersen has been alternating strong performances with shaky ones in the series, adding up to a 2.62 GAA and .925 save percentage, but that's been good enough to stake the Leafs to a 3-2 lead. He'll look to finish off the Bruins on home ice Sunday.
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