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Erik Kallgren was stellar between the pipes for the Maple Leafs Saturday night, stopping 25 of 26 shots faced in a 4-1 win over the Penguins.
Kallgren was stout in the crease against a formidable Penguins club, posting a .962 save percentage and looking every bit the goaltender that surprised many in 2021-22 in Toronto. The 26-year-old will look to use Saturday night as a confidence boost, struggling as the backup behind current No. 1 goaltender Matt Murray, posting an .898 save percentage and 2.67 GAA in 10 games (3-2-4) so far this season.
Erik Kallgren struggled in net for the Maple Leafs Friday night, allowing three goals on 22 shots faced in a 4-2 loss to the Penguins.
Kallgren continues to struggle between the pipes for the Maple Leafs, allowing three or more goals in four of his last five starts for the club. The 26-year-old netminder has left a lot to be desired in attempting to replace injured goaltenders Ilya Samsonov (knee) and Matt Murray (groin), posting a 3.00 GAA and .886 save percentage in seven appearances (1-2-3) between the pipes so far this season.
Erik Kallgren struggled between the pipes for the Maple Leafs Thursday night, allowing four goals on 31 shots faced in a 4-3 loss to the Sharks.
Kallgren has struggled to begin the season operating as Toronto's No. 2 netminder, allowing three or more goals in each of his two starts in net this season. The 26-year-old will benefit from the continued absence of Matt Murray (groin) behind Ilya Samsonov. Kallgren carries a 3.50 GAA and .857 save percentage in two starts (0-1-1) so far this season.
Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Erik Kallgren will start Thursday's contest versus the San Jose Sharks.
With Matt Murray on injured reserve, Kallgren will get some reps as Ilya Samsonov's backup for the next few weeks. He made 14 appearances with the team last season, posting a 3.31 GAA and .888 Sv%. He's made one start for the Maple Leafs this season, yielding three goals on just 18 shots in a losing effort against the Coyotes on Oct. 17. With Samsonov playing well, Kallgren will see limited time in the Leafs' crease.
Erik Kallgren struggled in net for the Maple Leafs Monday, allowing three goals on 18 shots faced in a 4-2 loss to the Coyotes.
Kallgren had no answer for an Arizona club that was persistent and determined to win a majority of the battles against a more Talented Maple Leafs group. Kallgren will continue to operate as the backup to Ilya Samsonov with fellow netminder Matt Murray (groin) out a minimum of four weeks. Kallgren is best left on waivers until further notice.