James Reimer records 23rd career shutout


James Reimer (Wikimedia Commons)

James Reimer of Morweena, Manitoba recorded his 23rd career National Hockey League shutout on Saturday. Reimer made 32 saves as the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Calgary Flames 4-0 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta.

Reimer made 12 saves in the first period, seven saves in the second period and 13 saves in the third period. It was the first Flames loss with Geoff Ward as their head coach and it also snapped a seven game Calgary winning streak.

Reimer now has 11 shutouts with the Toronto Maple Leafs, seven shutouts with the Florida Panthers, three shutouts with the San Jose Sharks and two shutouts with the Hurricanes. It was also Reimer’s second shutout this season. He made 19 saves in a 2-0 Carolina win over the Detroit Red Wings on November 24, 2019.

Offensively in Carolina’s win over Calgary,  Warren Foegele of Markham, Ontario, became the fifth player in the history of the Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes franchise to score two shorthanded goals in a game. Both of Foegele’s goals came with under five minutes left. Brock McGinn of Fergus, Ontario and Dougie Hamilton of Toronto, Ontario also scored for the Hurricanes, while Jordan Martinook of Brandon, Manitoba also had a multi-point game for Carolina as he had two assists.

On the season, Reimer has a record of seven wins, five losses, a goals against average of 2.41 and save percentage of .924. The Hurricanes are currently third in the Metropolitan Division with a record of 20 wins, 11 regulation losses and two losses in extra time for 42 points. The Hurricanes lead the Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers by six points for a playoff spot.

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