@SharkClubDundas Game Day: Game #73, Maple Leafs at Devils

2007

The Toronto Maple Leafs coaching staff will have a tough decision regarding who to start tonight vs the New Jersey Devils. James Reimer has had a rough go the last 3 games and isn’t playing as well as the Maple Leafs staff, his teammates and fans have come to expect from him. Last night’s game vs Montreal is probably one he’d like to have another try at; 2, and debatably 3 goals, were savable pucks, combined with some savable goals vs Detroit and Tampa Bay, and we have a hornets nest of differing opinions as to who is at fault for his sub-par play. The season hangs on the play of the goaltender in the final games of the season.

Eric T. from Broadstreet hockey had a good post on back-to-back games for goalies and was able to glean the following stats:Back-to-back games for goalies

Rested goalies playing behind a tired team had the exact same .912 save percentage as Kurt found overall for rested goalies — which presumably means that rested goalies behind a rested team were also at .912, and that the team’s rest has no impact on the goalie’s save percentage. The entire 0.020 difference would then be due to goalie fatigue.

The alternative is to have an AHL Journeyman—and a good one, at that—start his first NHL game this season, with the season hanging on his performance.  Sitting Reimer,  a goalie with a proven track record of success, despite him having a rough stretch the last 3 games, is a tough call.

Armed with all of the above information makes starting Drew McIntyre a distinct possibility, but will be unpopular and is loaded with risk.

Over to you, Randy. There’s no importance to these games at all.

Maple Leafs / Devils Starting Lineups

Leafs-lineup-vs-habsNJ-Devils-Mar23

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    Ahhhhhh….Courtney from Shark Club Victoria.   She’s a hottie!!
    Oh, and GO LEAFS!!

  • wiski

    https://twitter.com/mirtle https://twitter.com/mirtle/status/447858353893818368
    Why Reimer/MacIntyre is so contentious… RT https://twitter.com/draglikepull: Having a goalie play a 2nd B2B in under a week is just hanging him out to dry.

  • wiski

    Bon Scott was a Leaf fan  Kamloops baby http://www.sharkclubs.com/

  • wiski

    Everyone give up already?

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    wiski Bon Scott was a Leaf fan  
    Yummy!!  And the food looks good too.

  • wiski

    https://twitter.com/Leafs93dmart https://twitter.com/Leafs93dmart/status/447859157908344832
    https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Reimer&src=hash stats over last 9 games. https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TMLtalk&src=hash http://t.co/wocXx0Ht5T

  • loomx

    wiski  As Mirtle said, 0 of the next 4 possible points and the prospect of a playoff spot is pretty bleak.

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    So…..who’s in net tonight??

  • wiski

    Bon Scott was a Leaf fan  I would give Mac a shot, you never know

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    Bon Scott was a Leaf fan  
    https://twitter.com/jonasTSN1050/status/447845789394829312 – Usually people with hoodies on with scowls on their face are trying to hide from something/someone.

  • wiski

    loomx wiski  this is the deadest I’ve ever seen this site 30 mins before a game

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    wiski Bon Scott was a Leaf fan  
    I’d give Mac a shot, too.  To be honest, I think Reimer is done in Toronto.

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Bon Scott was a Leaf fan  Reimer

  • Jmessih

    Holland is too good for the AHL, he set up both Ashton and Leivo with empty net goalies. Slows the game down to his pace, everyone gets caught watching him, then bang. He lays it on a plate for a linemate backdoor. Ashton and Leivo both individuall looked good as well, with Smith getting in on the act as well as D’Amigo scoring the first goal. Sparks looked as well as Devane and Broll who both got in a fight.

  • BrandonCheema

    Bon Scott was a Leaf fan wiski  i think hes playing concussed , which is not good for anyone

  • wiski

    DeclanK Bon Scott was a Leaf fan  Or he’s pissed he’s not 😉

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    wiski loomx  Real-time stats say there is 150 people on the page, must be mostly people reading.

  • Jmessih

    LMFAOhttps://twitter.com/DanyAllStar15 https://twitter.com/DanyAllStar15/status/447860633157894144
    Yeah, facing the bankrupt-as-fuck red wings tonight maybe I’ll bring a couple bucks on the bench and help pay some peoples rent https://twitter.com/search?q=%23MakeItRain&src=hash

  • mikeshave

    please :(

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    BrandonCheema Bon Scott was a Leaf fan wiski  
    Leafs brass wouldn’t play anyone who was concussed.  I don’t buy that.  Besides, if Reimer is/was concussed, it shows how brittle he is, what with his history of concussions.  Again, I think Reimer is done in Toronto.

  • wiski

    Jmessih  Just kick their ass

  • Belfour20/JB-45

    I still cant get over last nights game, leafs dominated the Habs but cant get a win because of shitty goaltending.

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    ingy56 Bon Scott was a Leaf fan  
    If he lets in another softie within the first 10 mins….I’m gonna lose my shit!!

  • loomx

    Belfour20/JB-45  and the usual defensive breakdowns

  • leafdreamer

    Belfour20/JB-45  hockey gods hate us

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Belfour20/JB-45  You’re right…Price was shit.

  • wiski

    DeclanK wiski loomx  Bushwackers 😉

  • loomx

    This is the kind if game Reimer steps up in. Nobody thinks we’ll win, everybody’s given up on him. He’ll step up.

  • Belfour20/JB-45

    loomx Belfour20/JB-45  As shitty as this defense is, you just have to make some of those saves, at least 3 of them

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Bon Scott was a Leaf fan ingy56  I think he’ll be ready.

  • BrandonCheema

    Bon Scott was a Leaf fan BrandonCheema wiski  Maybe reimers not telling them because he wants the starter job ? How can be possibly be so off in everything hes doing , its ahl level goaltending hes playing right now , that does not just happen overnight

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    ingy56 Bon Scott was a Leaf fan  
    Sorry dude, but I’ve heard this before.

  • Jmessih

    Reimer is on fire https://twitter.com/mirtle https://twitter.com/mirtle/status/447862509777592320
    Cory Schneider has an .818 save percentage in his last four starts. James Reimer has an .884.

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    https://twitter.com/reporterchris https://twitter.com/reporterchris/status/447862648173232129
    James Reimer leads the https://twitter.com/search?q=%23leafs&src=hash onto the ice at Prudential Center and will make his fifth start in eight days tonight.

  • BrandonCheema

    loomx  im a reimer supporter but we have all been hopeing he was going to step up last week but that never happened. If there ever was a time it woulda been last night

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    BrandonCheema Bon Scott was a Leaf fan wiski  
    I don’t care why it’s happening….I just want it to stop.

  • Belfour20/JB-45

    ingy56 Belfour20/JB-45  well pice had a .916 sv% and Reimers was .888sv% so you tell me who was the shittier of the 2?

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    ingy56  I hope to fuck Kessel ate his wheaties today.

  • BrandonCheema

    Bon Scott was a Leaf fan BrandonCheema wiski  we all do buddy :(

  • Belfour20/JB-45

    BrandonCheema loomx  I seriously thought he would of had a big game after RC gently called him out…Well you know how that went down.

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    DeclanK ingy56  Probably Count Chocula instead

  • loomx

    Belfour20/JB-45 loomx  I count two that were on Reimer. All four featured horrible defensive breakdowns. I’d rather blame problems we’ve had all season than the goaltending we’ve been fortunate to have before now(Reimer included)

  • Jmessih

    My thoughts exactly https://twitter.com/DavidAlter590 https://twitter.com/DavidAlter590/status/447863017183936512
    Seems to be the right call to go w/Reimer tonight. If Bernier’s injury lingers, you have to make it clear Reimer is the guy for time being.

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Jmessih  No-brainer.

  • wiski

    ingy56  Second B2B in a week grow a pair Randy put in Mac save Reims for the blues.

  • BrandonCheema

    on the bright side of things , gardiners been playing like a super star !

  • Jmessih

    BrandonCheema Him and Reilly. Were great last night.

  • MLHS_Luke

    Jmessih  At least we’ve got that going for us…which is nice.

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    loomx  
    I thought that was last night’s game.  This better not turn out to be Groundhog Day.

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    https://twitter.com/koshtorontosun/status/447863276542898176