While initially speculated that the Toronto Maple Leafs would opt to use back-up goalie James Reimer for Thursday’s road game against the non-divisional opponent Nashville Predators, Leafs brass simply could not overlook Jonathan Bernier’s unparalleled record of success against Nashville.
Multiple reporters have tweeted that #1 Starting Goalie Jonathan Bernier will get the nod against the Preds.
Everyone loves statistical analysis, so let’s take a look at Bernier and Reimer’s career numbers against Nashville for a little insight into the goaltending decision.
|Jonathan Bernier||#1 Starting Goalie||7||205||1|
|James Reimer||Back-Up Goalie||0||0||0|
*- Fight stats include preseason
Goose eggs for Reimer, so pretty much a no brainer here. I assume he’ll get the call when needed against a team he’s got good numbers against, like Ottawa.