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Goaltending Has Been Great In San Jose

from Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News,

No one on the Sharks’ coaching staff has come out and explicitly said that James Reimer is the team’s No. 1 goalie.

Instead, Reimer’s statistics have done all the talking.

Reimer, in his third start in the last four games, stopped 26 of 28 shots Saturday in the Sharks’ 3-2 shootout loss to the New Jersey Devils. He was in net for all five points the Sharks earned on their five-game homestand, helping San Jose keep its season on the rails with multiple players still stuck in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol.

The Sharks have gone 2-1-1 since coach Bob Boughner and several players — including defensemen Erik Karlsson, Jake Middleton, Radim Simek, and Marc-Edouard Vlasic — landed on the league COVID protocol list. Others out right now include forwards Timo Meier, Kevin Labanc, and Matt Nieto.

The Sharks (6-4-1) have received several noteworthy performances in that time, with Reimer at or near the top of the list.

After Saturday’s game, Reimer had a .946 save percentage, second-best among 39 NHL goalies who had played in at least five games. His 1.60 goals-against average was tops among all goalies in that category.

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