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NHL Shots on Goal: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins

Reimer Back in Action

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December starts off just like November ended for the Boston Bruins with another win, this time over the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 on the back end of a home and home series. Boston has had the Leafs number over their first four meetings this season outscoring them 23-6. 

James Reimer returned to the Maple Leafs lineup Saturday night after being side lined with concussion like symptoms from an October 22nd hit in Montreal. He had not lost in regulation in his previous six starts.

Reimer stopped 26 shots on the night. He kept the Leafs close through the first two periods trialing 2-1 before the Black and Gold extended their lead with two more tallies in the third frame with goals from Johnny Boychuck and Nathan Horton.

“He was very solid, looked like he hadn’t missed a beat,” Toronto coach Ron Wilson said. “But we didn’t help him very much.”

Tuukka Rask made his first start since the day after Thanksgiving game that Boston lost 3-2 in a shootout with Detroit. Rask (4-3-1) stopped 21 shots. He has won his last 4 out of 5 games allowing only nine goals. 

“It was nice to see him smile after the game,” Julien said. “He was really upset after the last time. He played well, but it was the end of our streak. As far as I’m concerned, he’s played well.”

 

 

 

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