Babcock Announces Sparks Will Start Saturday.

Published March 29, 2019 at 1:26 PM

Toronto Maple Leafs starting goalie Frederik Andersen has been struggling lately and head coach Mike Babcock mentioned he needs to find his "swagger" before the playoffs. He gave up another four goals in the Leafs shootout loss to the Flyers on Wednesday, however in his defense Andersen was peppered with 44 shots on goal. Fatigue? Injured? Defense falling apart?Whatever it is, Babcock needs his goalie in top form when they'll likely play the Bruins in the first round of the playoffs. That's why Babcock has decided to go with Garett Sparks this weekend and give Andersen some time off. "It just gives Fred a bunch of time off here this week."

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