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Save of the Night – James Reimer (March 3)

Mar 4, 2011, 10:00 AM EST

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Aside from the occasional night off – or the even less common instance when a save or goal isn’t deemed worthy – the gang at PHT will decide which tally or stop is the best of any given night. Once those two winners are determined, we’ll share our reasoning (and most importantly, the video clip for each) in posts for your viewing pleasure.

What a tough decision tonight. Almost any other night Jose Theodore’s sprawling save on Ryan Callahan would easily be the save of the night. But James Reimer was able to flash the glove to stop a point blank shot by Danny Briere from the middle of the slot. That save just happened to be with 20 seconds left in a 1-goal game. As if all of that wasn’t enough, the puck bounces off the top of the net and would have dropped onto the goal line if it wasn’t for Reimer’s second save on the play.

Can’t really go wrong either way—but we’ll go with Reimer’s stop simply because it saved the victory for the Leafs.

  1. finodelfino - Mar 4, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    Optimus Reim is a beast. Leafs nation is taking the 7th spot in the east.

  2. tonytalkssports - Mar 5, 2011 at 8:34 AM

    This young Leafs team is continuing to gain confidence. While its up in the air as to whether they can make the playoffs, its clear that the Leafs are heading in the right direction and James Reimer is one of the reasons. This is a different Leaf team. Check out my article: http://tonytalkssports.wordpress.com/2011/03/03/leafs-win-3-2-in-ot-cant-we-just-enjoy-the-ride/

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