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When James Reimer arrived on the scene in 2010, former Leafs head coach Ron Wilson joked that Toronto fans were too eager to build a statue of Reimer outside the Air Canada Centre. Well, jokes on you Ron. You were fired years ago, and James is still here stopping pucks like a legend.
I mean, he’s not winning, but that’s not the point…
Despite Reimer, the Boston Bruins came out ahead tonight with a 2-0 win over the Leafs. Here’s your recap.
Just like yesterday evening against the Hurricanes, the Leafs’ offense just couldn’t quite execute. It’s not even that Toronto couldn’t beat Tuukka Rask, it’s that they couldn’t get more than 20 pucks on net all night. I mean, if you want to put things in perspective, Roman Polak had three shots of those 20 shots while Nazem Kadri didn’t even get one. That’s the very opposite of good.
That said, it would take over 56 minutes for the Bruins to actually do any damage. With just minutes left in the final frame, a wide-open Zdeno Chara would take a pass across the Leafs blueline from Zach Trotman, step in to the top of the circle, and sent a hell of a slapshot right through Reimer’s legs.
The Leafs forgot Zdeno Chara existed and, whoops, that was a bad idea. pic.twitter.com/frV4Y2oe7Q
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) November 22, 2015
A few minutes later, Brad Marchand would secure the win with an empty-netter. But that’s not important because no one likes Brad Marchand.
We’re getting to the point where James Reimer is embarrassing his teammates with how often he’s the best player on the ice. How rude, James.
Reimer stopped 36 of 37 shots. In his past five games, he’s only allowed six goals against and carries a 0.965 SV%. Is that good? Let’s ask Han Solo.
Both the Leafs and Bruins will be heading to Toronto for a rematch on Monday evening. Tune into TSN4 at 7:30 pm for all that action.