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Video: James Reimer robs Patrice Bergeron

May 10, 2013, 9:03 PM EDT

If the Toronto Maple Leafs extend their first-round series against the Boston Bruins by winning Game 5, then they should probably thank goalie James Reimer.

The underrated netminder has had a strong Friday so far in stopping all 25 Bruins shots through two periods, but if you’d prefer to point to highlights, one could argue that his stop against Patrice Bergeron was his best one of the 2013 playoffs so far:

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Tyler Bozak scored the game’s first goal while the Leafs were shorthanded shortly after that impressive save, so people might just point to that stop as a turning point of Game 5. If nothing else, it was a fantastic stop.

  1. imleftcoast - May 10, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    The Bruins are having a lot of trouble with the refs. They are calling the game fairly, and Boston is diving and faking to no avail. Maybe Geoffrey can call his daddy.

    • 19to77 - May 10, 2013 at 9:26 PM

      Pot, meet kettle. Kettle, meet Ryan Kesler.

      • imleftcoast - May 10, 2013 at 9:38 PM

        Bruins = futility; Lucic = fat pig.

      • 19to77 - May 10, 2013 at 9:52 PM

        I imagine ‘Nucks fans know a lot about futility. The futility of trying to win a Cup… the futility of trying to make it out of the first round… the futility of winning even one lonely playoff game this year.

        Hey, how does it feel knowing Milan Lucic has as many points this series as both Sedins combined managed to get against the Sharks?

    • hockeyflow33 - May 10, 2013 at 11:31 PM

      This series has had great officiating, especially tonight’s game. It’s great when both teams have enough respect for the game to not take dives.

  2. 8man - May 10, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    Toronto and Reimer blocking everything. Bs bringing it but not looking like the Bruins night. Heck, not looking like they’ll score. Seguin can’t buy a point, much less a goal. Looks like a game 6 to me.

    • 19to77 - May 10, 2013 at 9:54 PM

      Great game by Reimer. Absolute wizardry in the third to hold the Bruins off. If he can pull out a couple more of those, they could steal this series.

      Still. Toronto has to generate more energy and a MUCH better defensive zone breakout if they really want a chance. Reimer can’t be relied upon for everything.

  3. JoeAvg - May 10, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    Tim Thomasesque? I would’ve thought a homer like Edwards would hold a grudge against someone who snubbed Boston.

    • hockeyflow33 - May 10, 2013 at 11:32 PM

      Most people in Boston have no problems with Timmy. We thank him or the Cup and wish him well. When a guy is done playing, he’s done playing.

  4. imleftcoast - May 10, 2013 at 11:58 PM

    That should be some comfort to Chara. He looks like he’s ready to retire. Looks like a sloth on skates out there, he’s definitely lost a few steps.

    • supercoop8 - May 11, 2013 at 9:52 AM

      You’re probably still high off that solid playoff performance by the Sedins. How about that hard nosed play by Burrows when he would hit the ice ,as if shot, every time someone put a glove on him after a whistle even though he was purposely crowding Niemi. Maybe the secret to winning was good ole Canadian boy Bieksa starting another fight with Marleau; dignified hockey up north always begins at starting a fight with a guy that has never dropped them or by trying to lift a guy up by his crotch with your stick.

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