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Video: Reimer, Bobrovsky continue terrific seasons

Apr 16, 2013, 9:56 AM EDT

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Columbus Blue Jackets didn’t have a lot of people outside of their respective cities predicting that either one would make the playoffs in 2013, but the Maple Leafs almost certainly will and Columbus has a real shot of advancing.

What’s changed? Their goaltending. 24-year-old Sergei Bobrovsky has carried the Blue Jackets into the playoff hunt while Reimer, 25, has bounced back nicely from a rough sophomore campaign that was derailed in part due to a concussion.

Both netminders made some huge saves on Monday. Reimer earned a 32-save shutout that included this gem when the game was still tied midway through the third period:

Mere minutes later Phil Kessel finally broke through the New Jersey Devils’ defenses en route to a 2-0 victory.

“Tonight was clearly a night for James,” Leafs defenseman Mark Fraser told TSN. “He was on fire, there’s nothing else to say.”

Bobrovsky wasn’t flawless last night, but he came up with a big save when the Blue Jackets needed him the most. You can see him beating Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog on an overtime breakaway below:

Nick Foligno went on to net the deciding goal in the dying seconds of the overtime period.

  1. modellforprez - Apr 16, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Columbus might make it even after trading Nash and everything they went through. Good for them and Bobs is good he played my pens well while with Philthy. go Jackets

  2. withseidelinn - Apr 16, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    Glad to see Reimer getting recognition. He has played great in March and so far in April.

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