Posted November 24, 2013 on AP on Fox
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James Reimer has been outstanding in net for the Toronto Maple Leafs all season regardless of venue. However, his play at home lately has been only a few steps from perfection. Coming off one of the best performances of his career, Reimer seems likely to be back in net Monday night when the Maple Leafs host the Columbus Blue Jackets. Although Toronto ranks 29th in the league in allowing 36.2 shots per game, that lack of defense hasn't been too costly thanks to the goaltending tandem of Reimer and Jonathan Bernier. Reimer is 10-6-2 with a league-best .947 save percentage and a 2.10 goals-against average, while Bernier is 8-6-1 and ranks seventh with a .934 save percentage and among the league's best with a 2.19 GAA. Since allowing four goals to Ottawa in his season debut, Reimer has stopped 156 of 161 shots at home for a remarkable .969 save percentage while going 4-0-0 in his last five starts. "Obviously I believe in my ability and in my skill," Reimer said. ...
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