Frederik Andersen’s Game 7 struggles continue with incredibly soft early goal
Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen has struggled mightily in Game 7’s during his NHL career, and that theme continued early in his team’s winner-take-all matchup against the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night.
The Bruins jumped out to a 1-0 lead 14:29 into the first period when Andersen allowed a brutally soft goal to fourth-line center Joakim Nordstrom. On what should have been a routine save for an NHL goalie, Andersen failed to close out the near post on a bad angle shot.
Nordstrom finds some space between the glove and the leg. Bruins get the first goal. 1-0. pic.twitter.com/e44LOQMFVn
— Flintor (@TheFlintor) April 23, 2019
Maple Leafs fans probably were not surprised. In three career starts in Game 7’s, Anderson is 0-3 and has a 4.51 goals against average. His save percentage is just .840.
Toronto Maple Leaf's Frederik Andersen is Game 7's in his career
Anderson – (0-3, .000)
.840 Save% – 4.51 GAA
Stanley Cup is alive
— Boston Sports Info (@bostonsportsinf) April 22, 2019
The Bruins took a 2-0 lead shortly after on a goal from Marcus Johansson, though that one came on a beautifully placed shot. In fairness to Andersen, both goals came off bad turnovers from the Leafs.