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Another Bad Game For Jonathan Bernier

from Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun,

Just when it looked like a battle would be brewing into the new year with Bernier trying to fend off the returning James Reimer, Bernier reverted to his troubled form Tuesday at the Air Canada Centre.

Six goals on 15 shots in a 6-3 Islanders’ win, with Reimer mopping up in the third period, was a huge step backwards. Head coach Milke Babcock had already indicated Reimer was scheduled to play Wednesday in Pittsburgh in the last game of the calendar year, but called for him in the third after expressing concern soft ice at the ACC might be dangerous to Reimer’s groin injury.

Bernier’s record this season has fallen to 3-10-3, with an .883 save percentage, despite some better games this month.

“I wasn’t good enough tonight,” said Bernier, who once again heard the home side jeers, from a season-high crowd of 19,899. “It wasn’t my game. They have a good team, they have a lot of speed, they work hard down low. I wasn’t able to make the big save, especially in the first period on the (Frans Nielsen) breakway.”

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Below, watch the game higlights of the Islanders 6-3 win over the Leafs...

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