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Maple Leafs' Ilya Samsonov: Shaky versus rivals
Samsonov allowed five goals on 29 shots in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Bruins.
Samsonov entered this game having won five of his last seven appearances. All of those wins came when he allowed two or fewer goals, which wasn't the case Wednesday, as the Bruins put up five goals on the 25-year-old. On a slightly positive note, he did pick up an assist on one of the Leafs' two goals. He's had more good moments than bad ones this season, as evidenced by a 17-6-2 record with a 2.42 GAA and a .913 save percentage through 25 appearances. With Matt Murray (ankle) hurt, Samsonov has picked up more starts of late, but the Maple Leafs' goaltending situation is likely to be a timeshare when both are healthy.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Ilya Samsonov: Facing Bruins
Samsonov will guard the home goal Wednesday against Boston, Luke Fox of Sportsnet reports.
Samsonov, who has won three of his past four outings, is coming off a 23-save performance in Sunday's 5-1 victory over Washington. He has a 17-5-2 record this season with a 2.31 GAA and . 917 save percentage. Boston ranks third in league this year with 3.70 goals per game.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Ilya Samsonov: Stops 23 in victory
Samsonov allowed one goal on 24 shots in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Capitals.
Samsonov allowed a power-play goal to Nicklas Backstrom in the first period but blanked his former team over the final two frames en route to the 5-1 victory. Samsonov has started Toronto's last seven games, going 5-1-1 with a .925 save percentage in that span. The 25-year-old netminder is now 17-5-2 with a .917 save percentage and 2.31 GAA average this season.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Ilya Samsonov: Tending twine Sunday
Samsonov will patrol the home crease Sunday against Washington, David Alter of Sports Illustrated reports.
Samsonov is coming off a 28-save effort in Friday's 6-2 loss to Ottawa. Still, he has gone 4-1-1 in his last six decisions while posting a .920 save percentage over that span. Samsonov has a 16-5-2 record this season with a 2.37 GAA and a .916 save percentage. The Capitals rank 16th in the league this year with 3.14 goals per game.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Ilya Samsonov: Surprise starter Friday
Samsonov will play between the pipes at home against Ottawa on Friday, per Mark Masters of TSN.
That's quite the surprise given that all signs seemed to point to Matt Murray starting. Murray was the first goaltender off the ice during Friday's practice and the first on for the pregame warmups. Nevertheless, Samsonov will start and look to extend his winning streak to three games. He's 16-4-2 with a 2.20 GAA and .921 save percentage in 22 contests this season. Ottawa has lost six of its last nine games, brining its record down to 21-23-3.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Ilya Samsonov: Struggles against Ottawa
Samsonov kicked out 28 of 34 shots in Toronto's 6-2 loss to Ottawa on Friday.
Matt Murray was initially expected to be in net, but after Murray's undisclosed injury flared up during the pregame warmups, the decision was made to start Samsonov instead. The result of the late change was that Samsonov surrendered more goals Friday than he had in any other game this season. He allowed at least a marker in each period, including three goals on 12 shots in the second frame. The 25-year-old dropped to 16-5-2 with a 2.37 GAA and a .916 save percentage in 23 contests in 2022-23. Samsonov won his previous two starts while saving 58 of 62 shots.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Ilya Samsonov: Improves home record to 14-0-1
Samsonov made 27 saves in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Rangers.
Samsonov improved to 14-0-1 on home ice, though he needed some luck to avoid taking his first regulation loss. Filip Chytil scored both goals against Samsonov, including one by going forward on a faceoff, and Chytil had a chance to complete the second-period natural hat trick but was denied by the iron behind the Russian netminder. In the third period, Chris Kreider had a tap-in to potentially give New York some breathing room, but the puck went off the heel of his stick and trickled between Samsonov and the goal line. After the Rangers failed to put the game away, Toronto tied it in the final five minutes of regulation, then won it 19 seconds into overtime.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Ilya Samsonov: Slated to start Wednesday
Samsonov is set to start in Wednesday's home game against the Rangers, according to David Alter of Sports Illustrated.
Samsonov has won three of his last four outings while posting a 1.62 GAA and a .947 save percentage over that span. He's 15-4-2 with a 2.21 GAA and a .920 save percentage in 21 contests in 2022-23. The Rangers have the 15th-ranked offense having averaged 3.17 goals per game.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Ilya Samsonov: Picks up 15th win
Samsonov made 31 saves in Monday's 5-2 win over the Islanders.
The netminder looked a little shaky to begin the game and the Islanders took a 2-1 lead early in the second period on Anders Lee's second tally of the night, but Samsonov shut the door the rest of the way as the Leafs' offense got rolling. He even contributed on that front, picking up a power-play assist on John Tavares' game-tying goal thanks to a clearing pass right onto William Nylander's stick at the New York blue line. Samsonov is 3-0-1 over his last four starts with a .947 save percentage, improving his record on the season to 15-4-2, and for the moment he's the clear No. 1 in net for Toronto.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Ilya Samsonov: Starting Monday
Samsonov will patrol the home crease Monday against the Islanders, David Alter of Sports Illustrated reports.
Samsonov is coming off a 28-save effort in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss to Montreal. This will be his third straight start after winning in relief versus the Panthers on Jan. 17. Samsonov has a 14-4-2 record this season with a 2.22 GAA and a .919 save percentage in 20 appearances. The Islanders sit 24th in the league this year with 2.94 goals per game.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Ilya Samsonov: OK after couple injury scares
Samsonov made 28 saves in a 3-2 overtime loss to Montreal on Saturday.
Josh Anderson wired a low one-timer from the left circle early in the second that beat Samsonov and Rafael Harvey-Pinard tied the game at 2-2 midway through the same frame when he drove the net and put in a rebound past the netminder's glove. Rem Pitlick beat him high blocker in overtime. Samsonov played a solid game, but found himself flopping outside the crease a bit. And he had a couple of injury scares, first after twisting his body strangely to make a save and then after taking a puck to the mask. He was able to continue.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Ilya Samsonov: Starting in Montreal
Samsonov will patrol the road crease during Saturday's matchup with Montreal, David Alter of Sports Illustrated reports.
Samsonov was excellent in his last start Thursday against the Jets, stopping 37 of 38 shots en route to a convincing 4-1 victory. He'll try to extend his personal winning streak to three games in a favorable road matchup with a Canadiens team that's averaging just 2.68 goals per game at home this season, 30th in the NHL.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Ilya Samsonov: Sparkles again
Samsonov made 37 saves Thursday in a 4-1 win over Winnipeg.
Samsonov sparkled all night. The only puck that eluded him came off Kyle Connor's stick on a 5-on-3 power play in the third period. Coach Sheldon Keefe has been alternating Samsonov and Matt Murray, but the team is clearly looking for more consistency between the pipes. And right now, that comes in the form of number 30, who earned the win Tuesday in relief after Murray fell apart. Many analysts have been speculating that Murray would soon start to get more starts, but Samsonov's recent performance suggest he could be the netminder who emerges with more playing time.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Ilya Samsonov: Between pipes versus Jets
Samsonov will tend the twine for Thursday's home tilt against Winnipeg, Mark Masters of TSN reports.
Samsonov gets the nod over Matt Murray after coming into Tuesday's matchup with Florida in relief and stopping all 11 shots he faced to secure the win. With Murray having given up four or more goals in four of his last seven contests, the 25-year-old Samsonov could be in line for a few extra starts heading into the second half of the season.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Ilya Samsonov: Gets win with perfect relief effort
Samsonov turned aside all 11 shots he faced after replacing Matt Murray early in the second period of Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Panthers.
The Leafs were down 4-2 when Samsonov entered the game, and he came away with his 13th win of the season after his perfect relief performance. The 25-year-old netminder is 4-1-1 over his last six appearances but has allowed 16 goals on 141 shots over that stretch for an .886 save percentage. With Murray also scuffling a bit at the moment, Toronto could shift into a strict timeshare between the two netminders until one of them heats up for more than a couple periods.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Ilya Samsonov: Allows three in loss
Samsonov made 19 saves in a 4-1 loss to Detroit on Thurday. He allowed three goals.
Lucas Raymond beat him in the first on a quick wrister from the right circle and Robby Fabbri scored a power-play goal early in the second. After Ben Chiarot scored into an empty net late in the third, Samsonov returned to the blue paint and Moritz Seider scored a power-play goal with 20 seconds left. Samsonov is 3-2-1 in his last six games and has allowed 21 goals in that span. He has allowed three or more goals in five of those six, and will obviously need to tighten his game.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Ilya Samsonov: Expected to play in goal Thursday
Samsonov is expected to start on the road against Detroit on Thursday, according to David Alter of Sports Illustrated.
Samsonov stopped 22 of 23 shots in a 4-1 win against the Red Wings on Saturday. He's 12-3-1 with a 2.29 GAA and .916 save percentage in 16 contests this season. Detroit has the 21st-ranked offense with 3.08 goals per game.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Ilya Samsonov: Just one goal allowed in win
Samsonov made 22 saves in a 4-1 win over the Red Wings on Saturday.
Jake Walman beat him between the glove and pad on a first-period breakaway, but that was it. Samsonov had allowed 17 goals in his previous four starts (2-1-1). The Leafs play Philadelphia on Sunday and Matt Murray will get that start if the team remains true to form in alternating its netminders.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Ilya Samsonov: Tending twine Saturday
Samsonov will be between the home pipes against Detroit on Saturday, David Alter of Sports Illustrated reports.
Matt Murray was in the starter's cage at practice Saturday but Samsonov was the first goalie off the ice and was named the starter by coach Sheldon Keefe. Samsonov has been shaky of late, giving up 17 goals in his last four starts. He is 11-3-1 with a 2.38 GAA and a .914 save percentage. Samsonov will face the Red Wings, who are averaging 3.06 goals per game this season.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-3, 200 lbs|
|Birthplace: Magnitogorsk, Russia|