3 Reasons Why Toronto Maple Leafs Will Win Stanley Cup

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Reason No. 2: Toronto Maple Leafs Have Found Goaltending

Is Ilya Samsonov a legitimate no. 1 goaltender now or is he just on the most random heater of all-time? I can't seem to figure it out, but you can't deny his 23-6 season record, which includes an 18-3 record since January.

Whenever Samsonov is in net, the Leafs seem to win and that's good enough for me. He's peaking at the right time and his confidence is higher than ever, which is huge for a goaltender who thought he may never get an NHL chance again after being put on waivers earlier this year.

Although Samsonov's record is undeniable, I acutally like the Leafs chances at winning a Stanley Cup because they have Joseph Woll.

Woll's record isn't going to jump out the same way Samsonov's does, but when you watch him play, you can see that he's the better goalie.

If Samsonov falters after two games to start the playoffs, Woll has shown that he can jump in and perform. This happened last year when Samsonov got injured and Woll didn't miss a beat, helping them win Game 4 against Florida, before ultimately losing the series in five games.

There have been multiple examples of teams who have won a Stanley Cup by playing two (or three) goaltenders, so if one fails, the other can jump in, and I think that's huge for this team's chances.