Andersen will play for Team Canada in the upcoming IIHF World Hockey Championship. Andersen finished the regular season with a 38-21-5 record backed by a .918 save percentage and 2.81 GAA. His playoff performance versus the Bruins was a roller coaster, though, as his poor play dug the Leafs into a 3-1 series deficit, but he played spectacularly -- .949 save percentage and 2.00 GAA -- in the next two elimination games before allowing six goals on 35 shots in Game 7.
Andersen made 29 saves on 35 shots in a 7-4 loss to the Bruins in Wednesday's Game 7. Andersen came up big in Game 6, but with everything on the line he had a rough night, leading to Toronto's elimination. The Danish netminder had a .918 save percentage for the second season in a row, but he put up a 2.81 GAA because he faced 33.9 shots on net per contest. He could use some more defensive help in front of him. Perhaps the Leafs will address that in the offseason.
Andersen will take on the Bruins in Boston for Game 7 of the conference quarterfinals Wednesday, NHL.com reports. This confirmation won't catch anyone by surprise, as Andersen has been phenomenal and arguably the main reason why the Buds have forced a seventh game in an exciting series between Original Six clubs. Specifically, Andersen posted a .949 save percentage between Games 5 and 6 (denying 74 of 78 shots), and he helped his team kill off seven of eight power-play opportunities from the B's while earning first-star honors in each of those must-win contests.
Andersen made 32 stops in Monday's 3-1 win over the Bruins in Game 6. The 28-year-old had arguably his best game of the series Monday, completely shutting the Bruins down after Jake DeBrusk beat him early in the second period and giving the Leafs' offense a chance to stage a comeback. Anderson has rebounded from his rough start to the series by posting a .936 save percentage over the last four games, giving him significant momentum heading into Game 7 on Wednesday in Boston.
Andersen will get the starting nod for Monday's Game 6 clash with the Bruins, Paul Hendrick of the Maple Leafs' official site reports. Andersen has faced 40-plus shots in three of his five matchups with Boston in this opening-round series. As a result, it shouldn't come as a huge surprise to see the netminder has allowed 16 pucks to find the back of the net for a 3.85 GAA. If the Leafs can't limit the amount of rubber the Dane sees Monday, they could find themselves packing up their lockers sooner rather than later.
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