Goaltending Duo Of Ben Scrivens, James Reimer Excelling For Toronto Maple Leafs

By Randy Holt
John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

If those rumors about Roberto Luongo not wanting to join the Toronto Maple Leafs because of the massive media market are actually true, then he probably doesn’t have anything to worry about anymore.

In fact, if Luongo is going to be traded at all, it’s probably not going to involve the Leafs in any capacity. Which is comical, since at one point it looked like it was going to be Toronto-or-bust for the embattled goaltender. But the play of the two men in the crease for the Leafs have assured use that a new goaltender probably isn’t necessary.

Both Ben Scrivens and James Reimer have found success this year. The Leafs are one of the only teams rolling with, and finding success with, two goaltenders. Not bad for a rookie and a guy that look like he had wore out his welcome because of injury and inconsistency.

Prior to this season, Ben Scrivens had appeared in just 12 games at the NHL level. This year, he’s already appeared in 13. His record is currently sitting at .500, but his numbers are solid. He’s currently sporting a 2.41 GAA and a .923 save percentage. Not bad at all for a rookie.

It’s not easy to bounce back in a market like Toronto, but James Reimer has done just that. He’s won eight of the 12 games he’s appeared in this season, with almost identical numbers to Scrivens. It’s hard to say which has been more impressive, because they’ve been about equally as good as each other.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are probably going to make the playoffs in 2013. This was something that almost no one could have seen coming when the new season got underway. Their goaltending is a large part of their success so far, and should continue to be as the season wears on.

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