James Reimer records 30th career NHL shutout

James Reimer (Amchow78, Wikimedia Commons)

James Reimer of Morweena, Manitoba recorded his 30th career National Hockey League hat trick on Saturday. He accomplished the feat in a 5-0 Detroit Red Wings win over the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta.

Reimer made 38 saves for the shutout. He made 12 saves in the first period, 16 saves in the second period, and 10 saves left in the third period. MacKenzie Weegar of Ottawa, Ontario, Rasmus Andersson and Andrei Kuzmenko led the Flames with four shots on goal.

One Canadian scored for the Red Wings. David Perron of Sherbrooke, Quebec scored from Joe Veleno of Montreal, Quebec and Andrew Copp at 6:41 of the second period.

In 2023-24, Reimer has a record of five wins, six regulation losses and two losses in extra time. He had two shutouts with a goals against average of 2.98 and a save percentage of .904. Reimer’s other shutout came in a 4-0 Red Wings win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on October 16.

Of Reimer’s 30 career shutouts, 11 were with the Toronto Maple Leafs, seven each were with the San Jose Sharks and Florida Panthers, two were with the Red Wings and three were with the San Jose Sharks. With the win, the Red Wings improved to a record of 28 wins, 20 regulation losses and six losses in extra time. With 62 points, the Red Wings have the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference,  and are two points up on the New Jersey Devils.

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