Andersen stopped 19 of 21 shots Sunday in a 3-0 loss to Columbus in Game 5.
Andersen was enjoying a solid performance but gave up a crushing Liam Foudy goal with 8:20 remaining in regulation that gave the Blue Jackets a 2-0 lead. In Andersen's defense, a poor Toronto line change provided Foudy with an inordinate amount of time and space to walk out from the corner, but Foudy's sharp-angled shot from below the faceoff circle managed to sneak through Andersen's five-hole for a crucial insurance tally. That goal will tarnish what was a strong series overall for Andersen, who logged a .936 save percentage over the five games.
Andersen will be between the pipes for Sunday's Game 5 against Columbus, Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports.
This was all but guaranteed, as Andersen has been mostly fantastic throughout the series. With a .941 save percentage and 1.79 GAA through the four games -- including a shutout in Game 2 -- fantasy managers and Leafs fans should have no issue trusting the Danish netminder in the winner-move-on, loser-go-home Game 5.
Andersen make 36 saves on 39 shots in Friday's 4-3 overtime win over the Blue Jackets.
For just the second time this season, Andersen played in both halves of a back-to-back. It didn't start out very well, as he allowed a goal in the first five minutes in each of the first two periods. The Maple Leafs were able to rally all the way back with three goals in 3:34 during the third, and then Auston Matthews won it in overtime. Andersen is likely to start Sunday's decisive Game 5.
Andersen will be in goal for Game 4 against Columbus on Friday, Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports.
Andersen and his teammates saw a three-goal lead slip away from them in Game 3, putting the Maple Leafs one loss away from elimination. The Danish netminder made 39 saves in the losing effort. Friday's contest will make only the second time this season Andersen has played both halves of a back-to-back.
Andersen allowed four goals on 43 shots in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss in Game 3 versus the Blue Jackets.
Andersen was spotted a three-goal lead halfway through the contest, but the Blue Jackets roared back to force overtime. He's now given up five goals on 97 shots -- a .948 save percentage -- through three games. The Dane only played both halves of a back-to-back once in the regular season. If Andersen doesn't play, Jack Campbell is likely to get the nod, but the Maple Leafs will likely want their top option in net with their season on the line in Friday's Game 4.
Andersen will start Game 3 against the Blue Jackets on Thursday, per Mark Masters of TSN.ca.
Andersen has been dynamite in the series' opening two contests, stonewalling the Jackets to the tune of 53 saves on 54 shots. He won't have stalwart rearguard Jake Muzzin (undisclosed) in front of him, but all signs point to the Danish netminder having another solid performance as the Leafs push to take a 2-1 series lead.
Andersen recorded a 20-save shutout in Tuesday's 3-0 victory over Columbus in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.
Andersen and Columbus' Joonas Korpisalo engaged in a terrific goaltending duel for the second straight game, and this time it was Andersen who came out on the winning end. Two of Andersen's most critical saves were back-to-back stops from point-blank range almost immediately after Auston Matthews had opened the scoring late in the second period. Andersen has now stopped 53 of 54 shots (.981 save percentage) in the series.
Andersen will start between the pipes in Tuesday's Game 2 versus the Blue Jackets, Terry Koshan of The Toronto Sun reports.
Andersen was fantastic during Sunday's Game 1, stopping 33 of 34 shots, but he was ultimately outdueled by Columbus' Joonas Korpisalo, who turned aside all 28 shots he faced he faced en route to a 2-0 victory, becoming the first netminder in Blue Jackets history to post a shutout in a postseason contest. The Maple Leafs will be desperate to even up the series, and Andersen will likely once again face a lot of rubber, making him an attractive option in playoff pools and daily contests Tuesday.
Andersen made 34 saves Sunday in a 2-0 loss to the Blue Jackets in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers. He allowed a single goal.
The Great Dane was almost perfect -- in fact, the only shot that beat him was a perfect one early in the third. It was 12" off the ice and in that tiny perfect window between the top of the pad and bottom of the blocker. Andersen delivered exactly like he needs to for the Leafs to succeed. Now his mates have to find twine. Game 2 is Tuesday.
Andersen will patrol the blue paint for Sunday's contest against Columbus, Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports.
Andersen is the clear-cut top netminder for the Maple Leafs heading into the postseason,, so this news was expected. Still, the 30-year-old struggled during the regular season with a .909 save percentage and 2.85 GAA in 52 appearances.
Andersen is projected to start between the pipes in Tuesday's exhibition against the Canadiens, Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports.
Andersen likely won't play the full game against Montreal, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him get two full periods. The Danish netminder will, however, take over as the Maple Leafs' workhorse when the team's qualifying round series against the Blue Jackets kicks off Sunday.
Andersen will patrol the crease during Thursday's home game versus Nashville, Joshua Kloke of The Athletic Toronto reports.
Andersen has been razor sharp recently, maintaining an exceptional 0.84 GAA and .984 save percentage through his last two appearances. The Danish netminder will try to keep rolling and pick up a second straight win in a tough home matchup with a hot Predators club that's averaging 3.26 goals per game on the road this campaign, fourth most in the NHL.
Andersen stopped 32 shots in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Lightning.
Ondrej Palat spoiled his bid for a second straight shutout late in the second period, but otherwise Andersen stymied one of the best offenses in the league with another strong performance. The 30-year-old netminder hasn't suffered a regulation loss since Feb. 22, going 4-0-1 over his last five starts with a 1.77 GAA and .938 save percentage.
Andersen will defend the blue paint during Tuesday's home game versus the Lightning, Mark Masters of TSN.ca reports.
Andersen was nearly perfect in his last start Thursday against L.A., stopping all 30 of the 30 shots he faced in regulation , but he ultimately suffered his 20th loss of the season in overtime. The 30-year-old netminder will try to shake off that tough loss and get back in the win column in a difficult home matchup with a Tampa Bay team that's 21-10-4 on the road this year.
Andersen made 30 saves but took a shootout loss in a 1-0 defeat against the Kings on Thursday.
Andersen couldn't be beat through 65 minutes of play, but shootout tallies by Anze Kopitar and Adrian Kempe tipped the scales in favor of the Kings. It'll still count as the Danish goalie's third shutout of the season, but he slipped to 28-13-7 with a 2.89 GAA and a .908 save percentage through 51 contests. As long as the Maple Leafs remain in the playoff hunt, Andersen will likely see a large chunk of the remaining starts.
Andersen will guard the road goal during Thursday's clash with the Kings, Sportsnets' Chris Johnston reports.
Andersen was rock solid in his last start Saturday against Vancouver, turning aside 25 of 27 shots en route to a 4-2 victory. The Danish backstop will attempt to secure his 29th win of the season in a road matchup with a surprisingly hot L.A. squad that's won three straight games.
Andersen made 25 saves Saturday in a 4-2 win over the Canucks.
Both Andersen and opponent Thatcher Demko got off to queasy starts and both settled in mid-way through the first with the game knotted at two. His mates scored two more in the third to seal the win. Andersen is 4-1 in his last five starts, but he's only delivered a save percentage above .897 twice in that span. He hasn't been his stellar self for a while now, but he still has the Buds in a playoff spot.
Andersen will get the home start against the Canucks on Saturday, Mark Masters of TSN.ca reports.
Andersen is in quite the rough patch, as he's finished six of the last seven games with a sub-.900 save percentage. Despite those struggles, he has won the last two games due to plenty of offensive support. This is a favorable matchup against the Canucks, who rank 29th with 2.84 goals per road contest, but Andersen is still a high-risk play in the daily fantasy realm.
Andersen made 24 saves in a 5-3 win over the Panthers on Thursday.
Andersen let the Panthers score on three of their first six shots, including a real stinker to Noel Acciari. He settled down and stopped the remaining 21 shots, even though he looked uncomfortable at times. Andersen won, but he has recorded just one single-game save percentage above .897 in his last eight starts. Gulp. While he will always be the Leafs' first choice in net, he's a tough fantasy play as you head to the playoffs.
Andersen will guard the road goal during Thursday's matchup with the Panthers.
Andersen was a little shaky in his last start Tuesday against Tampa Bay, allowing three goals on 29 shots, but he was ultimately able to pick up his 26th win of the season thanks to strong goal support from his teammates. The Danish backstop will look to keep rolling in a road matchup with a Florida squad that's averaging 3.67 goals per game at home this campaign, third-most in the NHL.
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