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TORONTO – Under the strain of a no. Courtney Lee Jersey . 1 gig in the NHL for the very first time, Jonathan Bernier has learned that its best to do little with off-nights from the grueling schedule, condensed as it is in an Olympic year. "I go home and watch TV and just rest," he said with a smile. "But thats what you need to do to be successful. Thats what Im going to do." And thats precisely what the Maple Leafs need him to do. Outside of the incomparable Phil Kessel, no player means more to Torontos fortunes down the stretch and into a hopeful postseason run than the 25-year-old between the pipes. Freed from the shadows of Jonathan Quick, Bernier has shined brilliantly in his first go-around as an NHL starter, minding the fort on most nights in front of a poor defensive team. The Laval, Quebec native ranks sixth in save percentage amongst goaltenders with at least 30 starts, this despite facing more shots than anyone but Mike Smith – Smith, of course, making nine more starts. Whether Bernier has the juice to maintain such a performance down the stretch could very well determine his teams fate. Though theyve scored in droves all year, the Leafs have also struggled badly to defend, requiring Bernier to fend off a barrage of 35, 40 and sometimes 50 shots against on many nights. His efforts have rarely wavered in spite of the workload. Berniers best month in terms of save percentage was October when he posted a sterling .933 mark, his worst coming more recently in January with a still respectable .916 showing. The Leafs – who allow a league-high of more than 36 shots per game – would not be on the firm ground of a playoff spot currently without such feats. "I knew my biggest challenge this year was going to be consistency," he told the Leaf Report, "to be good every night and hopefully, once in a while, be great and steal a few games for your team. Thats my main goal, to be good every night and give a chance to my team to win. But thats hard. When you havent played that much (as a starter) you feel tired a lot more than you are usually so its more like a grind mentally to push yourself to be better every day and work hard in practice. "Why (Henrik) Lundqvist is known as the best is hes going to be good every night and hes going to be great once in a while. Thats how you become the best is consistency. You can have one good year and then youre not going to be the best because youve got to prove it over and over. Thats what makes you a great player." Not since the 2009-10 season has Bernier played anywhere near this many games (40 starts) and that was when he was a Manchester Monarch in the AHL. His performance then was eye-catching. Then just 21, he posted a league-leading .936 save percentage during the regular season – Nathan Lawson was second at .922 – raising his level even higher in the playoffs with a .939 mark that again topped every one of his Calder Cup counterparts. All of which makes his performance this season if not surprising then reaffirming of the promise he showed early and often as a highly-touted prospect in the Kings organization. The question lingering now is whether he can continue to perform down the stretch or whether the strain of a sometimes painstaking load in Toronto will prove too much to bear. It will be worthwhile testing ground for the 11th pick in the 06 draft and could ultimately decide the Leafs fate this season. They remain a bad defensive team even with his heroics, ranking fifth to last in goals against. If he falters theres every chance they too falter as well (James Reimer lurks in the background in that case as a proven, if not unused, alternative). Bernier was on point in the final lead-up to the 18-day Olympic stoppage, but was scuffed up in his first two starts afterward, yielding nine goals combined in overtime losses to the Islanders and Canadiens. Off-nights like that will challenge the Leafs playoff push. Theyve required great goaltending to get to this point and will need more of the same in the final 20 games, the bulk of which Bernier is in line to start. Bernier for his part is doing what he can to remain sharp in the final leg of the regular season race. Earlier this season he noted that perhaps the greatest challenge of reassuming control of no. 1 duties is the mental focus required each and every night through an exhausting schedule, not simply the physical wear and tear associated with the job. "Its all about rest and feeling good about yourself and making sure you eat properly, you rest, you sleep good," he said. "Those are the things that are going to get you through a full season to be mentally sharp." Ambition is certainly high for Bernier. He wants to be great and the Leafs, at this stage, need him to be great, gambled when they acquired him that he could be great. "I dont want to look too far ahead," he said, "but my goal is to be the best I can be. Its going to take a few years to get that name (for myself) … but right now Im going day by day and enjoying to play games. Thats what Ive been waiting for and it feels good." Patrick Ewing Jersey . He managed to save par, and went on to put together his best opening round of the year. Calcavecchia and Wes Short Jr. John Starks Jersey .C. -- Martin Kaymer set a U. http://www.nbaknicksauthority.com/walt-frazier-knicks-jersey-c-14/ .Y. -- The Detroit Red Wings had just enough time to salvage a point.Greg Rusedski and Peter Fleming have questioned whether or not Britains war horse Andy Murray can physically recover from his epic match with Milos Raonic in time for Sundays ATP World Tour Final. Murray remains on course for a dramatic showdown with Novak Djokovic as the world No 1 fought with gritted teeth and weary limbs to stage a dramatic fightback to defeat Raonic in the semi-finals. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just £6.99. No contract. The match lasted 18 minutes longer than his marathon victory over Kei Nishikori in the round-robin stage just four days earlier. Now only a 24th straight win will bring the golden end to his remarkable season, and although former British No 1 Rusedski admits it will be hard, he feels Murray will find a way to lift himself for the final. Murray was thrilled to come through against Raonic in the longest match ever at the season-ending tournament It was an absolutely brilliant that third set from Murray in the way he digs deep and finds a way to get the job done, Rusedski told Sky Sports.He breaks another record - 23 matches in a row. Its hard enough doing 10 in a row, but 23 and also against the very best players on the planet. I mean, Raonic was exceptional, he really raised his game.But now Murray must show that belief, that desire to come through. He wants to be year-end number one and we have the dream final possibly happening tomorrow. Murray wins O2 marathon semi Andy Murray beats Milos Raonic in ATP World TTour Finals last four Hes got to get into those ice baths and recover. Tracy McGrady Jersey. . Hes got 24 hours to get ready, but he will be so motivated. I was so impressed - that was one of his greatest performances ever to come through that in three hours and 38 minutes because he had to be tired in that third set.Mentally it is going to be tough for him because hes going to be sore, hes going to be tired and hes got to find a way to lift himself. This is where the experience of coach Ivan Lendl comes in, who has been through these situations before. Murray pulled off this magnificent half volley during the second set tie-break Murray has now played two three-hour monster matches and will be back on court on Sunday evening and Fleming thinks its asking a lot.As usual Andy seems to come up with his best responses when his back is against the wall and it most certainly is now, said former doubles specialist Fleming.Lets face it, hell need to come out quickly and establish himself and hopefully ride the wave. World No 1 permutations Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and world No 1 permutations at ATP World Tour Finals Check our game-by-game coverage from ATP World Tour Final in London on Sunday as Andy Murray aims to secure the year-end world No 1. Follow us on skysports.com/tennis, our app for mobile devices and iPad and our Twitter account @skysportstennis to see how the drama unfolds. 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