Sunday, February 6, 2011

Gustavsson is off to a good start with the Marlies

Jonas Gustavsson's first game with the Toronto Marlies last night turned out to be much better than James Reimer's game with the Leafs. Reimer was pulled in the second period after letting in 5 goals. Meanwhile, Gustavsson was the first star in a 24 save, 3-1 win against the Rochester Americans. In fact he was working on a shutout until almost midway through the third period. The only goal he let in was a result of a goalmouth collision in which he was knocked off his skates. Rochester was awarded the goal after a video review.

Gustavsson made big saves look easy while displaying poise in goal. Considering he was sent to the AHL to regain his confidence, the game was certainly a step in the right direction.

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