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Bernier indeed returns to action for the Leafs

Mar 25, 2014, 6:51 PM EDT

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As expected, the Toronto Maple Leafs will indeed start Jonathan Bernier in net against the St. Louis Blues in Tuesday’s big game.

(It might be fair to call every Maple Leafs game “big” going forward, but we’ll see.)

Bernier, 25, has been sidelined since injuring himself (or at least re-aggravating an injury) on March 13. James Reimer has struggled in Bernier’s absence, to say the least, but it’s unlikely that Bernier will be eased into action as the Buds face the Blues.

Bernier is 25-16-7 with a .925 save percentage and 2.61 GAA this season. He predicted that the Maple Leafs’ shot disparities might come back to haunt them earlier this season, yet he’s also been a big reason why they’ve often been able to win despite the imbalance.

He’ll face Ryan Miller in the nets tonight, which prompted this bewildering bit from the Maple Leafs’ official feed:


Update: The team confirmed that Drew MacIntyre was demoted to the AHL.

  1. kaptaanamerica - Mar 25, 2014 at 7:35 PM

    Would a Leafs fan mind putting up the summary for the missing years going back to the start of the current playoff futility, to provide some context to the current situation? I would but I might be considered biased by the likes of Atwater.. Dudeman, etc…

    “Lupy Nazty Philthy – Mar 24, 2014 at 11:03 PM
    So hard being a fan of this team.

    It’s amazing how many ways they find to embarrass themselves and their fanbase.

    2005/06 missed the playoffs by 2 points.
    2006/07 Sundin et al exercising their NTCs only to miss the playoffs by 1 point.
    2011/12 the Ron Wilson collapse and missing the playoffs for the 7th straight time.
    2012/13 the game 7 collapse against the Bruins.

    now THIS”

  2. kaptaanamerica - Mar 25, 2014 at 7:38 PM

    Maybe the person behind the Twitter feed is suffering from the same confusion as the team itself on the ice… it might just be a symptom of the dreaded “blue and white” disease and the confusion/ delusions that result

  3. paperlions - Mar 25, 2014 at 8:59 PM

    Holy cow, Toronto is horrible. I can’t recall a single game this season in which the Blues had some much open ice and so much time with the puck in the offensive zone with no one significantly pressuring them.

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