Jason Reimer notches his 25th career NHL shutout

James Reimer (Mark Mauno, Wikimedia Commons)

Jason Reimer of Morweena, Manitoba notched his 25th National Hockey League career shutout on Sunday as the San Jose Sharks blanked the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. This was Reimer’s fourth career shutout with the Sharks. He also had 11 shutouts with the Toronto Maple Leafs, seven shutouts with the Florida Panthers and three shutouts with the Carolina Panthers.

Reimer made 11 saves in the first period, nine saves in the second period and nine saves in the third period for 29 saves overall. Former Edmonton Oilers center Jujhar Khaira of Surrey, British Columbia led the Blackhawks with four shots on goal.

Offensively, Logan Couture of Guelph, Ontario had a multi-point game for the Sharks as he had two assists. He set up both San Jose goals which were scored by Timo Meier. Couture is the co-leader for the Sharks in assists. He is tied with Brent Burns of Barrie, Ontario, and Meier, as they all have 11.

On the season, Reimer has a record of seven wins, four regulation losses, and one loss in extra time. He has a goals against average of 2.06 and a save percentage of .933.

With the win, the Sharks have a record of 11 wins, nine losses, and one loss in extra time for 23 points. They are one point back of the Vegas Golden Knights for a playoff spot in the Western Conference.

In other hockey news from Sunday, the Montreal Canadiens made a general manager change. They fired Marc Bergervin, and replaced with him Jeff Gorton.


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