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Maple Leafs' Joseph Woll: Out of action Saturday
Woll will miss Saturday's tilt in Montreal with flu-like symptoms, according to Lance Hornby of The Toronto Sun.
Woll is expected to be the No. 2 goaltender with the Maple Leafs this season, behind Ilya Samsonov. He was strong last season in limited action, going 6-1-0 with a 2.16 GAA and .932 save percentage at the NHL level. Look for Woll to get into 25-30 games this season for a strong Maple Leafs team.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Joseph Woll: Heads to AHL
Woll was assigned to AHL Toronto on Monday.
Woll stopped 86 of 94 shots in four postseason outings with the Maple Leafs, en route to a 1-2 record. He will try to help the Marlies stave off elimination from the Calder Cup Playoffs in Game 3 against Rochester on Wednesday. Woll posted a 16-4-1 record with a 2.37 GAA and a .927 save percentage in 21 AHL appearances during the 2022-23 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Joseph Woll: Comes up short in OT
Woll made 40 saves in Friday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Panthers in Game 5 of the Maple Leafs' second-round series.
Making his second straight start, Woll found himself in a 2-0 hole after the first period, but the rookie netminder stood on his head in the second and turned aside all 18 shots he faced, giving the Leafs a chance to mount a comeback that ultimately fell short in OT. With their season now over, the focus will soon turn to the 2023-24 campaign, and the 24-year-old could play a significant role in it -- Ilya Samsonov (upper body) is a free agent this summer, and while Matt Murray has one more season left on his contract, his inconsistency and troubles staying healthy could leave Toronto's starting job in net wide open.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Joseph Woll: Expected to start Friday
Woll will guard the home crease in Game 5 against Florida on Friday, Joshua Clipperton of The Canadian Press reports.
With the Maple Leafs down 3-0 in their second-round series, Woll kept Toronto's hopes alive by stopping 24 of 25 shots en route to a 2-1 victory over the Panthers on Wednesday. It was the 24-year-old's first career playoff start, which he got because Ilya Samsonov (upper body) was unavailable. Samsonov isn't expected to be an option for Friday's contest either. Florida has averaged 3.36 goals per game in the 2023 postseason.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Joseph Woll: Keeps team alive with Game 4 win
Woll made 24 saves in Wednesday's 2-1 Game 4 win over the Panthers.
Sam Reinhart ended Woll's shutout bid with 7:47 remaining in the third period, but Toronto scored twice before then to give the goalie adequate support to extend the team's season. Woll got the Maple Leafs on the board in this series with a win in his first playoff start, but Toronto still trails 3-1 heading into Game 5 on Friday. Even if Ilya Samsonov (upper body) recovers by Friday, it wouldn't be surprising to see Toronto stick with Woll after this season-saving performance.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Joseph Woll: Tending twine Wednesday
Woll will defend the road net Wednesday in Game 4 against Florida, David Alter of Sports Illustrated reports.
Woll, who has made two relief appearances this postseason, will start for the first time in the Stanley Cup Playoffs in a must-win contest for the Maple Leafs. Ilya Samsonov is unavailable after sustaining an upper-body injury in Sunday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Panthers, while Matt Murray hasn't played since April 2 because of a concussion. Murray will serve as Woll's backup Wednesday. The 24-year-old Woll posted a 6-1-0 record with Toronto during the 2022-23 regular season with a 2.16 GAA and a .932 save percentage.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Joseph Woll: Falls in OT
Woll allowed three goals on 21 shots in Sunday's 3-2 overtime Game 3 loss to the Panthers.
Woll entered in relief after Ilya Samsonov (undisclosed) departed with an injury early in the second period. The 24-year-old Woll allowed the Panthers to tie the game with a pair of goals before Sam Reinhart tallied the winner in overtime. If Samsonov can't return for Game 4, the Leafs may turn back to Woll as they try to avoid a sweep. Woll made seven regular-season starts for Toronto, going 6-1-0 with a .932 save percentage.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Joseph Woll: Makes playoff debut in relief
Woll played the third period of Tuesday's 7-3 Game 1 loss to the Lightning and allowed one goal on five shots.
Woll came in for his postseason debut after Ilya Samsonov allowed six goals through two periods. Unless Matt Murray (concussion) makes a swift return, this may not be the last we see of Woll in this series with Samsonov on shaky ground after this Game 1 clunker. Samsonov will likely start Game 2 on Thursday, but his leash will probably be shorter.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Joseph Woll: Wins sixth straight
Woll made 22 saves in a 3-2 win over the Rangers on Thursday.
Kaapo Kakko scored a backhander from the right circle early in the first period. Artemi Panarin ripped in a power-play snipe at 6:26 of the third that pushed the Rangers up 2-1. But Toronto came back, benefitting from two video reviews that negated New York goals. Woll has won his last six starts and could carry this stretch into the postseason -- he will be the Leafs backup if Matt Murray is unable to dress.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Joseph Woll: Starting season finale
Woll will guard the road goal versus the Rangers on Thursday.
Woll was excellent in his last start Tuesday against Tampa Bay, turning aside 45 of 48 shots en route to a 4-3 victory. He'll try to extend his personal winning streak, which dates back to Feb. 18, to six games in a road matchup with a New York team that's averaging 3.45 goals per contest at home this campaign, 11th in the NHL.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Joseph Woll: Earns 46-save victory
Woll saved 46 of 49 shots in a 4-3 victory over Tampa Bay on Tuesday.
With goaltenders Ilya Samsonov (undisclosed) and Matt Murray (concussion) unavailable, Woll was summoned from the minors and delivered a clutch performance. Tampa Bay tested him often, firing at least 14 shots in each period, but Woll managed to keep the game under control to secure the victory. He has a 5-1-0 record, 2.19 GAA and .934 save percentage in six contests this season. If Samsonov and Murray are still out Thursday, Woll will probably guard the road crease against the Rangers.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Joseph Woll: Starting in Tampa Bay
Woll will guard the road goal Tuesday versus Tampa Bay, David Alter of Sports Illustrated reports.
Woll has won four of his five NHL outings this season, having stopped 137 of 147 shots. He will be backed up by Matt Onuska, who is with the Leafs on an ATO, because Ilya Samsonov (undisclosed) and Matt Murray (concussion) are unavailable.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Joseph Woll: Up with Maple Leafs
Woll was recalled from AHL Toronto on Tuesday, per CapFriendly.
Woll has won four of his five NHL starts this season, allowing just 10 goals on 147 shots. He is likely to play in Tuesday's contest against Tampa Bay after Ilya Samsonov stopped 45 shots in Monday's 2-1 overtime win over the Panthers.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Joseph Woll: Dropped to AHL
Woll was reassigned to AHL Toronto on Friday, David Alter of Sports Illustrated reports.
Woll has won four straight games while allowing just six total goals on 107 shots during that stretch. His demotion likely means that Matt Murray (head) will be available Saturday against Montreal. If not, expect Woll to be recalled again.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Joseph Woll: Earns win Tuesday
Woll stopped 24 of 26 shots in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Blue Jackets.
Woll has been solid when called upon this season -- he's now 4-1-0 with a .932 save percentage. He's also excelled in the AHL in 2022-23, posting a 2.37 GAA and .927 save percentage in 21 contests with the Marlies. Woll could see a couple more starting chances down the stretch behind Ilya Samsonov with Matt Murray (concussion) sidelined.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Joseph Woll: First goalie to leave ice
Woll was the first goalie to exit the ice Tuesday, David Alter of Sports Illustrated reports, indicating he'll patrol the blue paint at home versus Columbus.
Woll will look to extend his three-game winning streak in Tuesday's clash with Columbus. The 24-year-old backstop has already matched his games played (four) and win totals (three) from last year and could set new career bests against the lowly Blue Jackets. With Matt Murray (concussion) unavailable, Woll will at least serve as the No. 2 option behind Ilya Samsonov with the playoffs right around the corner.... See More ... See Less
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