A Monster Debut for Gustavsson
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The Toronto Star reports on Jonas Gustavsson’s first game as a Leafs prospect.
From Maple Leafs Hot Stove report on tonight’s prospect game vs. the Penguins:
Jonas Gustavsson’s unofficial debut performance is bound to generate some buzz after the Monster stopped 35 of 36 shots in backing the Maple Leafs’ prospects to a 3-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins’ youngsters in the opening game of the rookie tournament inside the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium this evening.
Jonas Gustavsson looked like the real deal. It’s only one game, but his performance was very encouraging. Laterally, he was very quick moving post to post, and did an excellent job of getting back to his feet quickly after dropping to his knees to stop low shots. He anticipated puck movement well and could not be faulted for the deflection that beat him. However, he does need to work on rebound control. The Penguins seemed to notice this about him and looked to be consciously firing low to the stick side for much of the game.