Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer was pulled from the net 22 minutes into a potentially critical game on Sunday night. He allowed three goals on 10 shots against the New Jersey Devils. It has been that kind of month.
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He has not won very often, lately. Reimer helped the Leafs reach the playoffs for the first time in nearly a decade last season, and has sometimes been lauded as a hero for the work he has done behind a leaky Toronto defence.
But this has been a difficult time. Reimer has won only once in eight appearances during the month of March, as the Leafs straddle the line that divides teams bound for the post-season from teams bound for somewhere else. The Leafs, for the moment, seem headed somewhere else.
This weekend, some…
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