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Hockey Night in Canada140 Words: Jonathan Bernier is king of Leafs' net

Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2013 | 10:43 AM

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Jonathan Bernier has made a strong case for being named Toronto's top goalie. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Jonathan Bernier has made a strong case for being named Toronto's top goalie. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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With the spectacular early play of Jonathan Bernier, we may already have our answer as to who the Leafs' top goaltender is.
Each week, Hockey Night in Canada's Glenn Healy gives his take on a hot hockey topic in 140 words (not characters) or less.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have a 3-1-0 record. Playoff tickets are going to print. All seems great in Leafs Nation, but the truth is that Toronto hasn't played very well at all.

However, I look at it as the glass being half full. The Leafs no longer have to play a perfect game to get a win.

Good teams don't have to paint a Picasso every night. Sometimes painting a barn is good enough, especially with Jonathan Bernier in net. He does something that I could never do -- he makes it look easy.

With the upcoming schedule and his spectacular early play, we may already have our answer as to who the Leafs' starting goaltender is. Bernier was an L.A. King, but after playing just 153 minutes with Toronto, he's already the king of the Leafs' net.

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