Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/15/13

LONDON, ON - SEPTEMBER 17: James Reimer #34 of the Toronto Maple Leafs waits for a shot in a pre-season game against the Philadelphia Flyers on September 17, 2009 at the John Labatt Centre in London, Ontario. The Leafs defeated the Flyers 4-0. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
The Maple Leafs’ goaltending battle rages on. James Reimer repeatedly has told the media he’s not about to sit idly and watch Jonathan Bernier steal the crease from him. Bernier has posted great numbers in his first five games as a Leaf but after 10 days of being a spectator Reimer got a chance to shine against the visiting Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night. In the 4-1 Leafs victory Reimer sparkled with a 37-save performance. Good thing he was on. His teammates managed just 14 shots on Wild goaltenders Darcy Kuemper who started and was pulled and Josh Harding. Despite the pop-gun offence the Leafs find themselves with a 6-1 record after seven games. Given the inconsistent defensive play it’s somewhat remarkable but the goaltending has been far above average. And all this without prize signing David Clarkson who has three games remaining in his 10-game suspension to start the regular season. Reimer had not played since he was yanked during an eventual win against Ottawa on Oct. 5...
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