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Killing the Leafs in 3 Minutes or Less

Jonas Siegel has a great blog post up today listing 10 games this season where the Leafs gave up a cluster of goals in a very short time. For those of you scoring at home, that means the Leafs have been torched for multiple goals in three minutes or less in 30% of their games this season.

I wanted to take Jonas' nice research one step further and add a goaltending column to see if there was any sort of pattern...

Date

Opponent

Goalie

Result

Final Outcome

October 23rd

Philadelphia

Giguere

Two goals in 1:51

Loss (5-2)

November 2nd

Ottawa

Giguere

Two goals in 2:26

Loss (3-2)

November 3rd

Washington

Gustavsson

Two goals in 0:53

Shootout Loss (5-4)

November 9th

Tampa

Giguere

Two goals in 0:19

Loss (4-0)

November 16th

Nashville

Giguere

Three goals in 3:30

Win (5-4)

November 26th

Buffalo

Gustavsson

Two goals in 1:45

Loss (3-1)

December 2nd

Edmonton

Giguere

Two goals in 0:36

Loss (5-0)

December 8th

Pittsburgh

Gustavsson

Three goals in 3:08

Loss (5-2)

December 9th

Philadelphia

Giguere

Two goals in 1:19

Loss (4-1)

December 16th

Calgary

Giguere

Three goals in 0:57 

Loss (5-2)

And indeed there is: J.S. Giguere has been in goal for 7 of the 10 games where the Leafs were torched.

To my mind, this pattern of clustered goals against, coupled with a longitudinal look at Giguere's save percentage (nicely assembled by our own SkinnyFish) is yet further evidence of Giguere's ongoing decline.

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Looking at his play of late, I hope Gustavsson gets the bulk of starts going forward and that Burke and the MLSE brain trust are working out what their goaltending options are for next year.

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