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“Fuck this shit!” Samsonov crawls back to the NHL, forgetting about the nightmare of the beginning of the season.

Date: July 15, 2024 Time: 04:34:59

Remember the times when Toronto sent Ilya Samsonov to the waiver draft, where no one took him, and then to the AHL? At one point, it even seemed like he would no longer play for the Leafs. It seems like it was recently, but he feels like he’s in another life, since then the season has unfolded so dramatically for the Russian goalkeeper.

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Before being sent to the AHL, Ilya won only five games out of 15, reflecting only 86.2% of shots. This was the NHL’s worst record at that point in the season. And this is after they were ready to carry Ilya a year earlier, because he helped Toronto get past the first round of the playoffs for the first time in 19 years.

Now we can say that Toronto did the right thing at the time. He gave Ilya a break to reset, spend time with his family, and regain his self-confidence. “The main thing is to maintain a positive attitude. I spoke a lot with the goalkeeping coach. We took a couple of steps back. I forgot how to enjoy hockey.

Family (wife and children) is the main part of my life. When everything is not going well, you are sad or something, your wife sends you a photo of Miroslav – more fun, we love you! It is also very important to talk to dad. He is older than you and has been through everything. He’s not a professional hockey player, but I still respect him a lot and listen to what he has to say. When he has a problem in life, he always looks forward. He says: “It’s easy to sit and complain with your head down. But now you have your own family, you are no longer small,” Samsonov said after returning to the Toronto base.

Since then, the Russian has won 15 of 20 matches, saving 91.4% of shots. Today’s game against Buffalo perfectly illustrates the ups and downs of his season and overcoming it. At the end of December, in the same stadium, Ilya was substituted after conceding five goals (Toronto ended up losing 3-9), and a few days later he was included in the waiver draft.

Today Samsonov was incomparable, repelling all 34 shots and scoring the 13th goal of his career. By the way, it’s the first time since November 2007 that Toronto didn’t miss a single goal in Buffalo! It is not surprising that it was Ilya who was recognized as the first star of the match, although in this match there were also other heroes, which we will talk about later.

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“The boys played very well defensively, the minority did a great job. It’s great for team confidence. This is not only my “cracker”, but also the equipment. It’s good to play like this before the playoffs. I don’t remember the previous game here. Nine goals? Fuck this shit! I feel great now. That was a long time ago. I don’t remember,” Ilya commented on today’s victory.

In the same match, Auston Matthews also scored 60 goals in one season: he passes the record of the 21st century, which is still held by Alexander Ovechkin (65 goals in the 2007/2008 season). Samsonov wanted his teammate to reach 70 goals, something the NHL hadn’t seen since 1993, when Alexander Mogilny and Teemu Selanne each scored 76 goals.

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“This is great, this doesn’t happen every year. This is very cool. I’m just waiting for him to score 70. That’s my little dream, I want to see Auston score 70 goals this year. He surprises us every year. Last year we saw how he plowed in the defensive zone. This year he works on both sides of the court, he is good in defense and he scored a goal again,” Iliá said about the American sniper’s success.

Matthews, for his part, barely found words to express his admiration for his goalkeeper: “I don’t even have words. That was incredible”.

Good news for Toronto before the playoffs: Samsonov is back and making another push toward the NHL. How nice it is to see him calm and confident!

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Puck Henry
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