Leafs ruin Reimer’s return to Toronto with rout
In more than 200 regular season games with the Toronto Maple Leafs, James Reimer enjoyed some great moments. Even so, many look back at his time with mostly bad memories.
His first game against the Maple Leafs with the Florida Panthers did little to erase such thoughts in Toronto.
Reimer absorbed all six Leafs goals as his former team ruined his Toronto reunion 6-1 on Thursday. With that, Reimer is now 2-3-1 as Roberto Luongo’s highly paid understudy in Florida.
Connor Brown scored twice and flirted with a hat trick. Mitch Marner’s tremendous “triple-deke” goal can be seen here, his seventh of 2016-17. James van Riemsdyk might be on an even hotter streak, connecting for his eighth of the season.
On the other end of the ice, Frederik Andersen continues to get his bearings in Toronto’s net, only allowing a single tally.
If Maple Leafs fans wonder what could have been with Reimer, they at least likely weren’t daydreaming about that too wistfully on Thursday.