Gustafson Off To Better Start For Aces

By Doyle Woody
Anchorage Daily News

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Derek Gustafson‘s crisis last season did not barge into his consciousness with the suddenness of a wicked one-timer, but arrived in trickles, like a puck glancing off him and leaking slowly over his goal line.

An uncharacteristic sloppy rebound here.

A failure to freeze the puck in a goal-mouth scramble there.

A bad-angled shot that inexplicably ricocheted off his glove and past him.

A bid from the blue line that somehow eluded him, and got him yanked from a game.

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