Maple Leafs confirm starting goaltender vs. Bruins

Back at it for an Original 6 battle.



The Toronto Maple Leafs will be looking to continue their momentum so that they can finish the season strong when they take on their Original 6 and Atlantic Division rival Boston Bruins tonight at Scotiabank Arena in downtown Toronto. 

And ahead of the matchup, head coach Sheldon Keefe has confirmed that it will once again be goaltender Ilya Samsonov between the pipes in the wake of his 4-3 win on Saturday night against the visiting New York Rangers.

According to Keefe, it's about looking at the calendar and making decisions based on that rather than the opponent that they'll be facing. 

"We have four games in six nights this week," he said. "We are going to need both goaltenders. For us, it is about playing the calendar and where the games fall."

"We have two guys that we trust," he continued. "Woll has played one very good game — two if you include his Marlies game — and Samsonov is building some great momentum and playing very well. We have Woll, who has to continue to build starts and we don’t want to sit for too long.

It is just a decision for us based on the calendar more than the opponent or what is happening here."

Meanwhile, it looks as though it will be Joseph Woll who will get the nod in net on Wednesday night against the visiting Buffalo Sabres.

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