Andersen turned aside 19 of 21 shots in Wednesday's 3-1 loss to the Oilers.
Edmonton's final goal was scored into an empty net. Andersen didn't play badly, but the Leafs' offense fell flat as the Oilers amped up the physical side of their game. The 31-year-old had a sluggish start to the season, but he already appears to be turning things around, allowing only three goals on 49 shots ovwer his last two starts.
Andersen will patrol the crease during Wednesday's home game versus the Oilers, Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports.
Andersen was razor sharp Monday against the Jets, turning aside 27 of 28 shots en route to a 3-1 victory. The 31-year-old Dane will attempt to pick up his third win of the season in a matchup with an Oilers offense that has yet to find its footing, having averaged just 2.50 goals per game through its first four contests of the campaign.
Andersen turned aside 27 shots in Monday's 3-1 win over the Jets.
Aside from a Kyle Connor snipe late in the second period, Andersen was able to handle every challenge Winnipeg threw his way. It's the veteran netminder's best performance of the young season after he allowed nine goals in his first two starts, giving him some momentum headed into a two-game home set against Connor McDavid and the Oilers starting Wednesday.
Andersen is expected to man the crease Monday against the Jets, Jonas Siegel of The Athletic reports.
Andersen's job security has diminished after a slow start that has seen him post a 4.47 GAA and .839 save percentage through two starts. The Dane will look to reestablish himself as the clear-cut starter in Toronto's crease with a better effort against a Jets team that boasts one of the league's most dangerous top-six forward groups and won its only game of the young season.
Andersen will serve as a healthy scratch in Saturday's game against the Senators, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Andersen started in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Senators, allowing five goals on 24 shots. The veteran netminder went through a morning workout Saturday and will get the night off. In turn, Aaron Dell will serve as Jack Campbell's backup. This shouldn't be viewed as a long-term issue, and Andersen is still favored to get the starting nod in Monday's home game against the Jets.
Andersen made 19 saves in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Senators.
The Danish netminder actually made some big stops in the third period as the Leafs tried to mount a comeback, but this was still an ugly line for Andersen. He'll give way to Jack Campbell for Saturday's rematch in Ottawa after allowing nine goals through his first two starts of the season.
Andersen will be between the pipes on the road against Ottawa on Friday, Terry Koshan of The Toronto Sun reports.
Andersen stopped 28 of 32 shots in Wednesday's Opening Night matchup with the Habs. With the veteran backstop in the crease Friday, youngster Jack Campbell will start the second game of the back-to-back versus Ottawa on Saturday.
Andersen stopped 28 shots in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Canadiens.
Both teams' offenses got the season off to great starts, but Andersen delivered in the extra frame and made a huge blocker save to preserve the tie before Morgan Rielly fired home the winner. The 31-year-old netminder has averaged 34 wins over the last four seasons, and while a shortened schedule and solid backup in Jack Campbell could make it tough for Andersen to match that mark, he still seems headed for another strong campaign.
Andersen will be between the pipes at home versus Montreal for Wednesday's Opening Night matchup, Jonas Siegel of The Athletic reports.
Andersen nearly cracked the 30-win mark for a fourth straight season last year, ending the campaign with a 29-13-7 record with three shutouts, but he posted the worst save percentage (.909) he's had since entering the league with Anaheim in 2013, so he'll be looking to get back to his career average of .917 in 2020-21. The 31-year-old Dane will attempt to pick up his first win of the year in a matchup with a revamped Canadiens forward group that now features Tyler Toffoli and Josh Anderson on the wings.
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.
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