Leafs' Hutchinson baffled after losing his 6th straight to begin season
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Toronto Maple Leafs netminder Michael Hutchinson continues to search for answers after a 6-4 loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Friday brought his record to 0-5-1 this season.

"You think in 10 years you've gone through everything, and then hockey throws something new at you," Hutchinson said postgame, according to TSN's Kristen Shilton.

With the loss, Hutchinson sees his save percentage move to an abysmal .876 on the season. The Ontario native has conceded 28 goals over six starts, allowing at least four in each one.

Hutchinson has spent much of the season bouncing between the Maple Leafs and the AHL's Toronto Marlies. He admits it's been difficult to find his game while alternating between the two levels.

"I felt OK. There’s an adjustment going both ways when you’re going from the NHL down to the American League there’s an adjustment and there’s an adjustment coming up.

"For myself, it wasn’t the cleanest game - I was battling hard trying to find pucks - that’s one of those things where the more you play, you feel more comfortable. I was just trying to battle through and get my body on pucks, as many pucks as I could. Unfortunately, we didn’t get the win."

The Leafs will turn to starter Frederik Andersen on Saturday as they host the Sabres for the second half of the home-and-home set.

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