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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
39-16-4 82
34-12-14 82
33-17-8 74
33-20-6 72
32-24-5 69
27-28-4 58
23-28-8 54
25-29-3 53

2023 Goaltending

Overtime Loss
Goals Against Average
Saves Percentage
Regular Season 14 5 6 3.25 .881 2

Top Ilya Samsonov News

  • Maple Leafs' Ilya Samsonov: Yields five goals in loss

    Samsonov stopped 26 of 31 shots in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the Golden Knights. The sixth goal was an empty-netter.

    After stopping all nine shots sent his way in the first period, Samsonov allowed three goals in the next frame. Vegas added another three in the third, one being an empty-netter, to give Samsonov an .839 save percentage on the night. Prior to this game, he had six wins and just one loss in February. While his recent win streak is encouraging, his inconsistent save percentage -- he is sitting at only .881 on the season -- makes him a risky option for fantasy managers seeking reliable goaltending.

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  • Maple Leafs' Ilya Samsonov: Starting versus Vegas

    Samsonov will defend the blue paint during Tuesday's home game against the Golden Knights, Joshua Kloke of The Athletic reports.

    Samsonov wasn't great in his last start Saturday against the Avalanche, surrendering three goals on only 29 shots, but he still came away with a win thanks to strong goal support from his teammates. He'll attempt to extend his personal winning streak to seven games in a middling home matchup with a Vegas team that's averaging 3.11 goals on the road this year, 17th in the NHL.

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  • Maple Leafs' Ilya Samsonov: Sixth straight win

    Samsonov made 26 saves in s 4-3 win over Colorado on Saturday.

    Remember all that talk about Samsonov being done? Since his return from a reset, he has gone 9-1-0 in 10 starts while winning six straight games. Samsonov still allows a few too many goals, and his .883 save percentage in 26 appearances (14-4-6) isn't a desirable ratio for fantasy managers. Still, he puts up a lot of wins, which is valuable to the Leafs and in fantasy pools.

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  • Maple Leafs' Ilya Samsonov: Starting in Colorado

    Samsonov will defend the road net Saturday versus Colorado, David Alter of The Hockey News reports.

    Samsonov has stopped 112 of 125 shots during his five-game winning streak. Through 25 outings this campaign, he has posted a 13-4-6 record with two shutouts, a 3.19 GAA and an .882 save percentage. Colorado is tied for second in the league this season with 3.64 goals per contest.

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  • Maple Leafs' Ilya Samsonov: Wins again Wednesday

    Samsonov stopped 23 of 26 shots in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Coyotes.

    It was another mediocre performance in goal, but the Maple Leafs' offense more than made up for Samsonov's missteps. The 26-year-old has won five games in a row, allowing 13 goals over that span. He's up to 13-4-6 with a 3.19 GAA and an .882 save percentage through 25 outings this season. Martin Jones will likely get the nod Thursday in Vegas to give Samsonov a breather, while Samsonov could start Saturday versus the Avalanche.

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  • Maple Leafs' Ilya Samsonov: Starting in Arizona

    Samsonov was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate, per Mark Masters of TSN, putting him on track to guard the road goal versus the Coyotes on Wednesday.

    Samsonov has been the benefactor of strong goal support over the past two weeks, stringing together four straight wins despite posting a sub-par .899 save percentage over that span. He'll try to secure his 13th victory of the season in a highly-favorable road matchup with a free-falling Arizona team that's lost an eye-popping 10 straight contests.

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  • Maple Leafs' Ilya Samsonov: Seventh win in eight starts

    Samsonov stopped 19 of 21 shots in Monday's 4-2 win over St. Louis.

    It wasn't the busiest game for Samsonov, but the 26-year-old netminder was sharp when needed en route to his fourth straight win and seventh victory in his last eight outings. Samsonov improves to 12-4-6 despite a still-subpar .882 save percentage and 3.19 GAA through 24 games. His save percentage is .921 during the aforementioned eight-game span. He should continue to see the lion's share of starts in Toronto until Joseph Woll (ankle) is able to return.

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  • Maple Leafs' Ilya Samsonov: In goal versus Blues

    Samsonov will patrol the blue paint on the road against St. Louis on Monday, Matthew DeFranks of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

    Samsonov has been racking up wins of late, posting a 6-1-0 record in his last seven outings. Along the way, the 26-year-old netminder registered a 1.98 GAA, a .923 save percentage and one shutout. After a stint in the minors, Samsonov looks to have reclaimed the starting job in Toronto.

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  • Maple Leafs' Ilya Samsonov: Sixth win in last seven starts

    Samsonov made 29 saves in a 4-3 overtime win over the Flyers on Thursday.

    Samsonov was kind of solid and kind of not, as he surrendered a shorthanded goal in the first and two rapid-fire goals in a 1:01 span of the third that knotted the game and forced overtime. He has won three consecutive games and is 6-1-0 in his last seven starts. Samsonov has allowed just 14 goals in that span.

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  • Maple Leafs' Ilya Samsonov: Expected starter for Thursday

    Samsonov is set to start in Thursday's home game versus Philadelphia, per David Alter of The Hockey News.

    Samsonov saved 14 of 15 shots in a 4-1 victory over St. Louis on Tuesday. He's struggled overall this campaign with a 3.26 GAA and an .880 save percentage in 22 outings, but he has looked good recently, posting a 1.82 GAA and a .927 save percentage across his past six appearances. The Flyers are tied for 22nd offensively with 2.91 goals per game, so this figures to be a somewhat favorable matchup for Samsonov.

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  • Maple Leafs' Ilya Samsonov: Cruises to win

    Samsonov made 14 saves in a 4-1 win over the Blues on Tuesday.

    Samsonov faced only 15 shots all night, including just four total shots in the final frame. The only goal he allowed came in the second period to Alexei Toropchenko from a tip-in that Samsonov had no chance on. Although the Blues did not put up much of a fight, Samsonov was still solid, finishing the night with a .933 save percentage and saving the only power-play shot on net. The 26-year old netminder has started six out of the last seven games for the Maple Leafs and only has one loss during that span.

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  • Maple Leafs' Ilya Samsonov: Starting against St. Louis

    Samsonov is on track to defend the home net against the Blues on Tuesday, Mark Masters of TSN reports.

    Samsonov was a little shaky in his last start Wednesday versus Dallas, surrendering four goals on 31 shots, but he still came away with a win thanks to strong goal support from his teammates. He'll try to pick up his 10th victory of the year in a home matchup with a surging St. Louis squad that's won seven of its last eight games.

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  • Maple Leafs' Ilya Samsonov: Hangs on for win

    Samsonov allowed four goals on 31 shots in a 5-4 win over the Stars on Wednesday.

    Samsonov wasn't at his best Wednesday, as he allowed a pair of goals in the first and third periods. However, the 26-year-old netminder got just enough support from the Leafs' offense, earning his fourth win in his last five starts. Samsonov improves to 9-5-6 with an .879 save percentage and 3.38 GAA on the season. He'll likely be back in net Saturday when the Maple Leafs visit the Senators.

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  • Maple Leafs' Ilya Samsonov: Slated to start Wednesday

    Samsonov is expected to start at home against Dallas on Wednesday, David Alter of The Hockey News reports.

    Samsonov allowed three goals on 29 shots in a 3-2 loss to the Islanders on Monday, but he's done well recently with a 1.49 GAA and a .942 save percentage over his past four contests. He's had a far rougher time overall in 2023-24, posting an 8-4-6 record, 3.35 GAA and .879 save percentage across 20 appearances. Dallas ranks third offensively with 3.66 goals per game, so the Stars are likely to be a difficult adversary for Samsonov.

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  • Maple Leafs' Ilya Samsonov: Surrenders three goals in loss

    Samsonov allowed three goals on 29 shots in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Islanders.

    The Maple Leafs were able to overcome a pair of one-goal deficits, but the Islanders answered quickly each time to send Samsonov to his first loss in four games. The 26-year-old has gone five straight outings without giving up more than three goals, a stretch that's gotten him back in the No. 1 job between the pipes. He's now at 8-4-6 with a 3.35 GAA and an .879 save percentage over 20 starts this season.

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  • Maple Leafs' Ilya Samsonov: Tending twine Monday

    Samsonov will get the starting nod at home against the Islanders on Monday, Mark Masters of TSN reports.

    Samsonov has looked much better since returning from his stint in the AHL. He's gone 3-1-0 with a terrific .939 save percentage during that span. The 26-year-old has given up just three total goals during his active three-game winning streak. Samsonov is 8-3-6 with a 3.36 GAA and an .878 save percentage through 19 NHL appearances this season.

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  • Maple Leafs' Ilya Samsonov: Wins third straight

    Samsonov stopped 24 of 26 shots in a 4-2 win over Winnipeg on Saturday.

    After posting a 32-save shutout against Winnipeg on Wednesday, Samsonov followed that up with another win while surrendering only two goals. It initially didn't look promising for the 26-year-old netminder as the Jets opened the scoring with their first shot of the contest on a Dylan Samberg wrister from the point. However, Samsonov pulled it together and kicked aside the next 24 shots until finally letting in a late tally by Mason Appleton after the game had already been decided. This was Samsonov's third straight start with three consecutive wins to show for it. After being put on waivers Dec. 31, he's doing a fine job of re-establishing himself with the club.

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  • Maple Leafs' Ilya Samsonov: Starting Saturday in Winnipeg

    Per Terry Koshan of The Toronto Sun, Samsonov will defend the visiting crease versus Winnipeg on Saturday.

    Samsonov will get his third straight start, and deservedly so, after giving up only one goal on 49 shots in victories over Seattle and Winnipeg. It has mostly been a struggle this season for the 26-year-old Russian, as he is 7-3-6 with a 3.45 GAA and an .875 save percentage. It looks like he finally has his confidence back and will face the Jets, who fired 32 shots on goal Wednesday without putting one past Samsonov in a 1-0 overtime loss.

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  • Maple Leafs' Ilya Samsonov: Grounds Jets for second shutout

    Samsonov made 32 saves in Wednesday's 1-0 overtime win over Winnipeg.

    The unlikely goaltending duel between Samsonov and Laurent Brossoit was finally ended when Auston Matthews deflected home a Morgan Rielly pass inside the final minute of OT. Samsonov has had an awful campaign so far but might have regained his confidence during a stint in the AHL. Since being recalled to the Leafs' roster Jan. 10, he's gone 2-1-0 while allowing only four goals on 72 shots (.944 save percentage). He's still got a big statistical hole to climb out of, though -- through 18 appearances on the season, the 26-year-old has a 3.45 GAA and .875 save percentage.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Magnitogorsk, Russia
Age: 27
Experience: 4
Shoots: Left