Thursday, October 6, 2011
Reimer steals one
This was a big one. To finish in the top 8 in the East, you need big wins early in the season.
Clearly James Reimer stole this one. You need you're goalie to steal a few wins over the course of the season if you expect to qualify for the playoffs. The Leafs could have been blown in the 1st period when they were out shot 14-4. Reimer stopped all 32 shots tonight and outplayed Carey Price. In a division that includes Price, Tim Thomas, and Ryan Miller, good goaltending isn't going to be enough.
When Francois Allaire, the best goalie coach in the world, believes this guy is the real deal that counts for something. If he is right then the Leafs have a shot for some post-season hockey.