James Reimer records 22nd career shutout


James Reimer (Wikimedia Commons)

James Reimer of Morweena, Manitoba recorded his 22nd National Hockey League career shutout on Sunday. Reimer made 19 saves as the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-0 from Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan.

Reimer made 11 saves in the first period, five saves in the second period and only three saves in the third period. Darren Helm of St. Andrews, Manitoba and Tyler Bertuzzi of Sudbury, Ontario led the Red Wings with three shots on goal each.

Reimer evened his 2019-20 National Hockey League regular season record to four wins and four losses with the shutout. This season he has a goals against average of 2.71 and a save percentage of .910.

This was Reimer’s first shutout with the Hurricanes. He was traded from the Florida Panthers to the Hurricanes for Scott Darling and a sixth round draft pick in the 2020 National Hockey League Entry Draft on June 30, 2019. In his 10 year National Hockey League career, Reimer has 11 shutouts with the Toronto Maple Leafs, seven shutouts with the Panthers and three with the San Jose Sharks.

The Hurricanes are currently in third place in the Metropolitan Division with a record of 15 wins, eight losses and one loss in extra time for 31 points. The Washington Capitals lead the division with 37 points.

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