Reimer turned away 16 of 17 shots in a 3-1 win over Detroit on Thursday.
The Red Wings generated virtually no offense in this one, with Detroit's lone goal coming on a spectacular individual effort by Jakub Vrana late in the second period, allowing Reimer to snap a brief two-game losing skid. The .941 save percentage was Reimer's best single-game mark since a March 11 win over Nashville. The 33-year-old improved to 15-5-2 on the year with a 2.66 GAA and .906 save percentage.
Reimer will guard the home cage during Thursday's matchup with Detroit, Cory Lavalette of the North State Journal reports.
Reimer was a little shaky in his last appearance Monday against the Stars, allowing four goals on 31 shots en route to a 4-3 overtime loss. The veteran netminder will attempt to get back in the win column in a highly favorable home matchup with a Red Wings team that's 6-15-4 on the road this year.
Reimer stopped 29 of 32 shots Monday in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Stars.
Making his first start since April 12, Reimer was beaten on a Jamie Benn deke to finish off a 2-on-1 with 2:16 remaining in overtime. The loss dropped Reimer to 14-5-2 on the year with a 2.74 GAA and .905 save percentage.
Reimer will start Monday's game in Dallas, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Reimer will man the crease for the first time in two weeks, as playing time has been hard to come by lately behind Petr Mrazek (lower body) and Alex Nedeljkovic. Mrazek's latest injury gives Reimer a chance to re-enter the mix, and Reimer will look to make the most of it and improve his 14-5-1 record, 2.68 GAA and .907 save percentage.
Reimer stopped 27 of 29 shots in Monday's 3-1 loss to the Red Wings.
Detroit's final goal was scored into an empty net. Reimer was locked in a scoreless goaltending duel with Jonathan Bernier through two periods before the Wings broke things open in the third. Reimer hadn't taken a regulation loss since March 16, although he made only three starts during that stretch due to the emergence of Alex Nedeljkovic, and on the season he sports a 2.68 GAA and .907 save percentage.
Reimer will guard the home net in Monday's game versus the Red Wings, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
Petr Mrazek and Alex Nedeljkovic have split the last five games, but Reimer will get the nod Monday. The 33-year-old Reimer has been a bit rocky this season with a .905 save percentage, though he's received enough offensive support to record a 14-4-1 record. He draws a favorable matchup Monday, as the Red Wings rank 30th with 2.21 goals per game.
Reimer surrendered three goals on 25 shots in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Blackhawks.
Reimer let leads of 2-0 and 3-2 slip away Thursday, but Jesper Fast's goal in the final minute of regulation was enough for the Hurricanes to win. The 33-year-old Reimer can thank his offense for his 14th win in 19 appearances this season. He's posted a 2.71 GAA and a .905 save percentage. With a back-to-back versus the Stars on Saturday and Sunday, Reimer is likely to see at least one start, but it remains to be seen if Alex Nedeljkovic or Petr Mrazek (thumb) would get the other.
Reimer will guard the road net in Thursday's game versus the Blackhawks, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
Petr Mrazek (thumb) is closing in on a return, so Reimer needs a strong game to help make his case for future starts because Alex Nedeljkovic has been so impressive. Reimer has posted a .922 save percentage and a 5-1-1 record over his last seven appearances. Meanwhile, the Blackhawks have won three of their last five games despite averaging just 2.2 goals.
Reimer made 19 saves in a 4-3 win over Tampa Bay on Saturday.
Reimer and Alex Nedeljkovic have been splitting time in the blue paint. The latter had won the previous two games, so Optimus Reims needed to come up big. He played OK -- he started slowly and had allowed two goals by the 5:41 mark of the first period. Reimer stabilized his game soon after, but probably found it hard to stay sharp with his team dominating the Bolts' best players and the play heavily weighted toward Andrei Vasilevskiy. But a win is a win and the Hurricanes are roaring with gale force velocities. Reimer is a solid activation when he's in the blue paint.
Reimer will defend the home goal in Saturday's game versus the Lightning, Cory Lavalette of the North State Journal reports.
Alex Nedeljkovic has taken the last two starts -- both wins -- but Reimer will get a chance to reclaim some playing time Saturday. The 33-year-old netminder has recorded a .929 save percentage and a 4-1-1 record over his last six appearances. This is a tough draw, though, as the Lightning lead the league with 3.61 goals per game.
Reimer turned aside 29 of 31 shots Saturday in a 3-2 shootout loss to Columbus.
Reimer and the Hurricanes led 2-1 in the final minute of regulation but Columbus defenseman Seth Jones scored on a wrister from the right circle on which Reimer appeared to be screened. The only other goal Reimer allowed during regulation time was an Oliver Bjorkstrand bank shot from below the goal line that went in off the body of Carolina defenseman Dougie Hamilton. Reimer is winless in has last two starts, dipping to 12-4-1 with 2.68 GAA and .909 save percentage.
Reimer will patrol the crease during Saturday's home clash with Columbus, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
Reimer wasn't great in his last start, surrendering three goals on 27 shots en route to a 4-2 loss to the Red Wings. The 33-year-old backstop will try to bounce back in a home matchup with a Blue Jackets team that's 5-7-2 on the road this year.
Reimer stopped 24 of 27 shots in a 4-2 loss to Detroit on Tuesday.
Reimer played well enough but a pair of power-play goals by Adam Erne in the first period, as well as Robby Fabbri's go-ahead tally in the middle frame, were all Detroit needed to pull out the win. The loss snapped Reimer's four-game winning streak, but he still boasts a .934 save percentage during the month of March.
Reimer will guard the road cage against the Red Wings on Tuesday.
Reimer has been on a roll in the month of March, stringing together three straight wins while posting an impressive 1.67 GAA and .947 save percentage. The 33-year-old goaltender will try to secure his 13th victory of the season in a favorable road matchup with a Detroit club that's 5-7-3 at home this year.
Reimer made 32 saves in a 5-1 win over Nashville on Thursday.
Optimus Reims has now tallied four straight wins -- two against the Preds and two more against the Panthers -- and his 12 wins tie him for fourth in the NHL with Semyon Varlamov, Marc-Andre Fleury and Connor Hellebuyck. That's heady company and great for wins-weighted formats, but Reimer's .908 save percentage and 2.71 GAA are pedestrian at best.
Reimer will protect the home net in Thursday's game versus the Predators, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.
Reimer and Alex Nedeljkovic are both on three-game win streaks, so the Hurricanes will continue to alternate starts in the blue paint. The Predators are missing key firepower on the blue line, namely Roman Josi (upper body) and Ryan Ellis (upper body), and they already ranked 28th in the league with 2.35 goals per game.
Reimer will guard the home net in Sunday's game versus the Panthers, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
Reimer and Alex Nedeljkovic continue to alternate in the blue paint with Petr Mrazek (thumb) still out. The 32-year-old Reimer has put together a strong month, recording a .916 save percentage and a 5-2-0 record. He should have a busy day, as the Panthers lead the league with 34.6 shots per game and rank fifth with 3.35 goals per game.
Reimer stopped 36 of 38 shots in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Predators.
While Reimer lost his shutout bid with two goals against in a span of 2:17 during the third period, he held on late to maintain the win. The 32-year-old improved to 10-3-0 with a 2.90 GAA and a .902 save percentage in 13 games. It's important for Reimer to put in good work, as Petr Mrazek (thumb) is nearing a return March 7 versus the Panthers. Once Mrazek is back, Reimer will likely have to settle for a timeshare in the crease.
Reimer will defend the blue paint during Tuesday's road game versus the Predators, Chip Alexander of The Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Reimer was decent in his last start Saturday against the Panthers, stopping 28 of 31 shots en route to a 4-3 victory. The 32-year-old backstop will attempt to secure his 10th win of the season in a road matchup with a Nashville team that's only averaging 2.29 goals per game this campaign, 28th in the NHL.
Reimer kicked out 28 shots in Saturday's 4-3 shootout win against Florida.
Reimer and the Hurricanes saw a 2-0 lead evaporate midway through the third period, then lost a 3-2 edge with 1:54 left in regulation. Reimer was perfect in overtime, however, and came up with shootout stops on Jonathan Huberdeau, Frank Vatrano and Alexander Wennberg to snap his brief two-game losing skid. The 32-year-old is now 8-3-0 with an underwhelming 2.99 GAA and .897 save percentage.
|Last 7 Games|
|04/29||vs DET||W 3-1||1||1||16||17|
|04/26||@ DAL||L 3-4 (OT)||1||4||27||31|
|04/12||vs DET||L 1-3||1||2||27||29|
|04/01||@ CHI||W 4-3||1||3||22||25|
|03/27||vs TB||W 4-3||1||3||19||22|
|03/20||vs CLB||L 2-3 (SO)||1||2||29||31|
|03/16||@ DET||L 2-4||1||3||24||27|
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