Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Ilya Samsonov making a save during a road game in the NHL.
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Ilya Samsonov Is Projected To Start Tomorrow Against Carolina

Published March 15, 2024 at 4:19 PM

New information from Toronto Maple Leafs practice has confirmed who is expected to start in goal tomorrow against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Samsonov Projected To Start Against Hurricanes

The Toronto Maple Leafs have a crucial inter-conference game tomorrow against the Carolina Hurricanes. According to reports from practice veteran goalie Ilya Samsonov will be called on to start.

Projected to start:

Ilya Samsonov is projected to start tomorrow against Carolina. While not yet confirmed, Samsonov is the first goalie in Leafs practice today.

After a difficult start to the year Samsonov is back on track and playing some of the best hockey of his career. If the Maple Leafs are going to knock off the Hurricanes Samsonov will need to continue his incredible stretch of play.

Samsonov Dominating The NHL Heading Into Crucial Game

Over the last 2 months Ilya Samsonov has been one of the best goaltenders in the NHL. In that time he has only lost twice and leads the league in wins.

Since Jan 15th, Ilya Samsonov has a record of 13-2-0, 2.30GAA, .914 SV% & 1 SO

His 13 wins ties him for 1st in the league in that span

He has only lost 5 games in regulation all year think about that for a second

#LeafsForever #SammySmiles

He has also been a monster on the road racking up 7 straight road wins. This will be key going forward even though the matchup against the Hurricanes will be played in Toronto.

Ilya Samsonov made 26 saves and helped the @MapleLeafs improve to 20-7-6 as visitors this season. Toronto's .697 point percentage on the road is second best in the NHL behind only Florida (.735).

At the beginning of the season, it looked as though the Toronto Maple Leafs had a goaltender crisis. Relying on young goalie Joseph Woll was never going to be the ideal solution. Now with Samsonov's return to form the Maple Leafs have one less thing to worry about heading into the stretch run.
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Ilya Samsonov Is Projected To Start Tomorrow Against Carolina

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