The Toronto Maple Leafs need some help, especially in net.

No, this is not criticism of Frederik Andersen, even though he could be a bit better. Where the Leafs need help is in their backup goaltender situation.

So far this season, in seven games the backup netminders, Michael Hutchinson and Kasimir Kaskisuo, have started they have not won a game and have only boasted a single point in the standings when they have played.

The struggles continued Friday night with Hutchinson in net, who is searching for answers after a 6-4 loss to the Buffalo Sabres. That brings 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.

With the loss, Hutchinson saw his save percentage plummet to an appalling .876 on the campaign. The Ontario native has allowed 28 goals over his six starts, conceding at least four in each one.

Hutchinson has been bouncing around the T-Dot, playing for the Leafs and their American Hockey League affiliate, Toronto Marlies. He admits it’s has been difficult to find his game while alternating between the two leagues.

"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."

Kaskisuo has also been in net, but you cannot put much blame on him for Toronto’s woes in the crease as he has only started one game where he allowed six goals against Pittsburgh.

The Leafs cannot just rely on Andersen to be the guardian of the gilded gazebo. It is possible that they will need to make a move before the deadline to solidify the goaltending situation or else a playoff run will be non-existent or, if they do make it to the postseason, very short.

Toronto will turn to Andersen to start on Saturday night when they host the Sabres for the second half of the home-and-home weekend set.