Winnipeg didn't have winger Patrik Laine, who is day to day with an upper-body injury.
The Leafs maintained big-time control for nearly all of their 3-1 win Monday, limiting a team that was missing Patrik Laine but still has players who could've hurt Toronto.
Especially through the first two periods, the Jets didn't get much in the way of excellent looks at Andersen. "He is an established goaltender in the league and we knew when signing him it would be hard to get him through waivers, if it came to that".
Keefe called it Andersen's "best game" of the season. "The greatest challenge for players like him is that with the nature of training camp and no exhibition season, you can't really get the kinks out, you can't make the adjustments, you can't make the mistakes in those games that don't matter and have it cleaned up by the time you're playing for real".
Mitch Marner's second-period goal proved to be the victor. The Jets couldn't clear the front of the net to save their collective lives.
Both Marner and John Tavares scored during a lopsided second period that saw the Leafs outshoot Winnipeg by a 22-6 margin. Hellebuyck kicked Jake Muzzin's point shot out to William Nylander, who quickly fed Tavares in the slot for him to bury his third of the season with the Jets' goalie out of position.
That gave the Leafs a 2-0 lead and a seemingly nice cushion heading into the intermission.
Connor snapping his second past Andersen with under a minute remaining on the clock.
"I am seeing it for sure", Keefe said.
"I'm not sure I can say I have figured this guy out because I don't think anybody has or will", Matthews said of McDavid's deep well of hockey talent.