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Video: Habs open the scoring with two goals on Leafs’ Reimer

Mar 22, 2014, 7:59 PM EDT

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It was a less than ideal start for goalie James Reimer and the Toronto Maple Leafs against their rivals, the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday.

The Habs opened the scoring with two goals in one minute and five seconds earlier in the first period. Max Pacioretty got Montreal on the board, ripping a wrist shot by Reimer on the glove side. Rene Bourque tallied shortly after, again beating Reimer on the glove side.

Reimer’s had a rough go of late, allowing 11 goals combined over his last three starts prior to Saturday. Of course, much has been made about the recent comments from head coach Randy Carlyle about Reimer and his play.

“He was OK. He was just OK,” Carlyle said of Reimer after a recent loss to Detroit, as per the Toronto Star.

Reimer’s agent Ray Petkau also sounded off on his client’s recent struggles with a recent tweet. He later clarified it wasn’t directed at the Leafs’ coach.

Now, it should be mentioned that later in the period, Reimer made a nice glove save off Pacioretty to keep Montreal’s lead at two goals. Shortly after, Joffrey Lupul scored to cut the Habs’ lead in half. 

The Habs took a 3-2 lead into the first intermission.

  1. bsaures - Mar 22, 2014 at 9:49 PM

    Is it safe to start panicking yet? Columbus 2 pts back 2 games in hand and the tiebreaker, Detroit 1 pt back and a game in hand, Washington 3 pts back a game in hand.

  2. laxnhockey - Mar 24, 2014 at 1:39 PM

    Don’t panic, be patient, the Leafs will find a way to miss the playoffs again.

    They are the NHL version of the NFL’s Minnesota Viqueens.

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