Toronto Maple Leafs: Three Observations from 2-0 win over Washington

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 17: Nazem Kadri /
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Frederik Andersen earns first shutout of the season

This is the type of game Andersen needed to have after a tough stretch the past couple of games. This game was not an easy one for Andersen as the Leafs were misfiring on a lot of opportunities putting more pressure on him to remain perfect throughout.

While it is still early in the season, the 28-year-old is still working to get his save percentage above .900 after a rough stretch at home.

In three games at home this season, Andersen has a 4.60 GAA and a .800 sv% but on the road he has a 2.50 GAA and a .953 sv%. Last season, Andersen had a better save percentage including three shutouts of his four shutouts on the road so it is not surprising to see him replicate that this season.

It will not long until Andersen starts to settle things down at home, in the three starts he has at the Air Canada Centre he allowed five goals or more but that is unlikely to continue.

He is will get some rest before the Leafs big divisional game against the Ottawa Senators who just got shutout by the Vancouver Canucks.