First, some numbers. Some, lofty, lofty, impressive numbers.
In goaltender Filip Gustavsson’s six appearances this season, he has posted save percentages of 1.000, .972, .966, .895, .923, and in Monday’s spectacular 28-save effort in stealing a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets, yet another .966.
Add it all up and overall, he has a .944 mark, to go along with his 3-1-2 record and 1.87 goals against average.
Now, the tricky question is in the air as general manager Pierre Dorion, new goalie coach Zac Bierk and coach D.J. Smith ponder what to do with their netminders in advance of the Seattle Kraken expansion draft.
The Senators can protect only one of Matt Murray, Joey Daccord and Gustavsson — the assumption here is that Marcus Hogberg’s struggles and the goaltending depth in the organization means he won’t be re-signed and will become a free agent — for the incoming Kraken.