James Reimer will likely run with the gig for as long as Bernier is out, and he’s proven to be a capable backup/1B in Toronto, but the Leafs lean heavily on goaltending. Bernier’s been fantastic in that regard, which is crucial since the Maple Leafs allow an average of almost nine more shots per game than they generate (36.4 to 27.7).
It’s unclear how much “not serious” means in the grand scheme of things, but either way, it’s good news for Toronto.
This dominant win is a heck of a way for the Kings to begin an imposing seven-game road trip, which continues against the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Bruins probably want to burn the tape on this one themselves, as they’re about to head on a six-game road trip.
Per @EliasSports: @LAKings had 9 different skaters score in a game for 5th time in franchise history. Last: Jan. 21, 1987 vs. PIT (10-5 W).
Some hockey players resist the urge to wear a visor, at least if they’re given that choice.
Perhaps a few will say “Hey, Nathan Beaulieu will just punch it off anyway.”
Maybe not, but Beaulieu provided a rather unique moment in his fight with Cedric Paquette during the Montreal Canadiens – Tampa Bay Lightning game. You can watch that bout in the video above, and see a cut on the Lightning pest’s face from that blow.