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Maple Leafs Goaltenders Among NHL Leaders

Maple Leafs Goaltenders Among NHL Leaders

Ben Scrivens Toronto Marlies Goaltender

Ben Scrivens has been great since James Reimer got hurt, giving the Leafs two solid options in goal.

Ben Scrivens and James Reimer are both off to great starts for the Toronto Maple Leafs, with both parts of the widely questioned tandem sitting in the top-10 among all NHL goaltenders with at least 10 starts this season.

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.

Ben Scrivens Desktop Wallpaper presented by Vaughn Hockey

The latest issue of InGoal Magazine includes a downloadable desktop poster of Ben Scrivens.

Scrivens may be a lesser known commodity outside of Toronto, but he too was featured in-depth in the last issue of InGoal Magazine, including insights on his unique glove positioning, puck tracking, staying focussed within the game, and sports psychology from the thoughtful former Ivy League standout. There is also a desktop poster of Scrivens that you can download.

Be sure to read both articles – and a lot more great goaltending insights among the 120 pages – of the latest InGoal Magazine.

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