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ToHN Daily: Jack Campbell rising to the challenge; MacKinnon out, Lapierre to junior




After his 36-save shutout against Philadelphia Wednesday, Maple Leafs goaltender Jack Campbell has now played 40 games in a Maple Leafs uniform. In those 40 games, the Maple Leafs are 27-8-4 in Campbell’s 39 starts.

Jack Campbell has a .925 save percentage in those 40 games, which ranks fourth among NHL goaltenders (minimum 25 starts) since Campbell arrived in Toronto. Juuse Saros, Chris Driedger, and Ilya Sorokin are the only goaltenders to rank higher.

The Maple Leafs are playing Campbell more than might has expected this season, due to Petr Mrazek’s injuries. Campbell has never been a No. 1 goaltender for a prolonged stretch in the National Hockey League. So far, in this relatively small sample of games, that investment from the Maple Leafs is paying off.

To the links…


Montreal: The Canadiens have called up a couple of kids not named Caufield.

Vancouver: Rob Simpson is tracking Travis Hamonic’s vaccination status.

Toronto: Jack Campbell, William Nylander power Leafs to 3-0 win at Philadelphia.

Toronto: Five takeaways from the character win at Philly. Jack Campbell, William Nylander, Nick Ritchie, and more. (ToHN+)



Colorado: Nathan MacKinnon is out for three weeks with a lower-body injury and Sam Girard is questionable. Tough start for the Avs this season.

Florida: Panthers rookie goaltender Spencer Knight has hit a rough patch but the team is still confident.

Boston: The Bruins have sent Jack Studnicka back to the AHL.

Detroit: Red Wings’ top line deserves all As in first marking period. (DHN+)

Washington: The Capitals have sent Hendrix Lapierre back to the QMJHL for further development.

Trade Talks: Goaltenders that could be moved this season. (ToHN+)

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