In Game 7 on Friday night, it all fell apart.
Gibson was pulled just three minutes into the second period after giving up his fourth goal of the game on 18 shots when Anze Kopitar ripped one past him after a Ducks turnover. He was replaced by Jonas Hiller.
It's the first time in his young career that Gibson didn't shine in an NHL game, and even though he clearly was not on top of his game, it's hard to point the finger only at him. Anaheim was completely dominated over the first two periods and couldn't do anything to shut down the Kings or break through their defense.
His Game 7 struggles aside, Gibson has given the Ducks reason to believe he's going to be their goaltender of the future and has the potential to be one of the most valuable commodities in the league: A No. 1 goalie on an entry level deal.