Soup is back and the Leafs are a nightmare for teams when they receive .900 goaltending

Published April 20, 2022 at 10:41
BY RYAN SMITHERAM
Since coming back from injury, Jack Campbell has won his last 4 starts and is 7-0-1. It appears the rib injury he suffered a month and a half ago severely hindered his play and it now seems to be under control. Between tonight's start and his start Sunday vs the Islanders, Campbell posted save percentages above .930 in back-to-back games for the first time since January 1st and 5th.

Not only did the time off allow his injury to heal and let him feel comfortable again between the pipes, but it also allowed him to refocus mentally and get back to where he was before the All-Star break.

It is a good sign for the Leafs that Campbell has found his form again, but it will be important for Keefe to find a balance between keeping him sharp and giving him enough rest from now until the end of the season. The Leafs have 5 games remaining against Tampa, Florida, Washington, Detroit and Boston, so expect Campbell to play at least 3 of them with the Leafs giving him more maintenance days instead of practice days.

The Leafs are a remarkable 34-3-1 when they have received .900 or better goaltending this season. They're also 40-4-1 when they allow 3 goals or less.


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