Ilya Samsonov Comments on His Bad Start of the Season

Published October 12, 2023 at 1:29 PM

Following his subpar performance last night, Ilya Samsonov candidly shared his thoughts with the media.

Samsonov Unhappy with His Game on Season Opener

The opening game between the Leafs and Habs delivered plenty of excitement, featuring a total of 10 goals during regulation play. While both goaltenders held their own in the shootout, it was Samsonov's crucial extra save that secured the victory.

Nevertheless, Samsonov didn't hold back in expressing his disappointment with his performance.

«Not a fun game for goalies. Especially Toronto goalies.» -Ilya Samsonov

Samsonov says he'll watch the video but also says: I just want to forget this game.

Samsonov managed only a meager .792 save percentage in the winning effort.

A Win is a Win

Despite what the scoresheet might suggest, there were instances of brilliance for Samsonov to take pride in after last night's game.

He made a critical save during overtime while the Leafs were shorthanded, extending the game and ultimately leading to his game-winning stop in the shootout.

OT glove save by Samsonov

Samsonov makes the save! Leafs win!

Goaltending remains one of the Leafs' lingering uncertainties. But they still won and that's what's important.

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