The dog days are over for Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Michael Hutchinson. After seven games without a win for the Maple Leafs this season, the 29-year-old was finally able to put on a show in net against the Detroit Red Wings and earn his first win of the season in the form of a 4-1 victory on Saturday.Prior to his start against Detroit, Hutchinson's numbers were le s than ideal. He was 0-5-1 on the year with a 4.55 GAA and .876 save percentage and allowed no le s than four goals in each of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Jersey his starts. He was also vying for the Leafs' backup role with netminder Kasimir Kaskisuo, who had started just one game and allowed six goals to the Pittsburgh Penguins.The 2010s: |So given that Toronto's Saturday opponent sitslast in the Eastern Conference,Hutchinson surely saw the opportunity to show his worth and he capitalized on it.The Barrie, Ont. native stopped 29 of 30 shots on the night, coming up with a number of stops to help Toronto capture its fourth straight win and fifth in six games.Hutchinson flashes the Rick Mahorn Jersey leather. Maple Leafs Hotstove (@LeafsNews) Although his shutout was spoiled by a late third-period goal from Tyler Bertuzzi, the Barrie, Ont. Ersan Ilyasova Jersey native appeared elated to finally get in the win column, and his face said it all after the victory.The smile on Hutchinson's face (also Mitch Marner's hugs are magic) x Omar (@TicTacTOmar) "Its huge," Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe told reporters about Hutchinson's first win. "Its huge, of course, and all the attention will be on Hutch and I recognize, of course, why that has been a story. But, its also for our group. Its not just Hutch that hasnt done well in these games. Our team hasnt done well in these games. Its important for us to get a good result. In particular, with how it went in the third period especially, a lot of good things for us there that hopefully we can move past Chauncey Billups Jersey this whole thing for us now and it becomes any other game the way that it should be."With the win, Hutchinsonis now 1-5-1 with a 4.06 GAA and .886 save percentage through eight games, which ranks 59th in the league among 63 goaltenders with at least six games played."I feel like Im in a good headspace right now, so I came in relaxed, waiting for the game to come to me," Hutchinson said about his performance. "Once you do that the team that we have, once we have Christian Laettner Jersey a little momentum going, were a tough team to stop. I was fortunate enough that I thought the guys played great, big blocked shots, we were back-checking and making them earn their chances and I was able to make some stops and in the third period we were able to open it up a bit.