Maple Leafs Goaltenders Among NHL Leaders
Scrivens has excelled since Reimer suffered a sprained MCL, going 4-2-0 with consecutive shutouts, a 1.73 goals-against average and a .947 save percentage in his absence. Overall, their numbers are similar on the season, with Scrivens holding a slight statistical edge (5-4-0, 2.10 GAA, .931 SV%) as Reimer (6-3-0, 2.31, .929) rejoins practice and gets close to returning.
It’s already prompted talk of a crease controversy – “One-A and One-B,” coach Randy Carlyle told the Toronto media – but it’s a positive problem to have given all the questions and doubts surrounding Reimer and Scrivens coming into the season.
While most worried about the Leafs’ lack of a perceived No.1 goalie, Scrivens and Reimer have on most nights given them two.
“If one guy gets hot he’s going to get a chance to run with it,” Carlyle said this week of his tandem.
Reimer’s return to form shouldn’t come as a huge surprise to anyone who read the cover story from the January edition of InGoal Magazine, during which the Maple Leafs goalie admitted last season’s neck injury, which included concussion-like symptoms, affected his play long after returning to action.