For the first time since February 11 and only the fourth in 2016, Sharks fans will see someone other than Martin Jones between the pipes. James Reimer is set to make his debut in teal tonight against the Canucks, who the Sharks will try to beat for the third time this week.
Reimer was having a fine season in Toronto before the trade despite playing behind one of the worst teams in the league. San Jose's defense won't set the world on fire, but its offense both at even strength and on the power play should give him plenty of support.
Though Reimer's only faced Vancouver four times in his career, two of them were this season. He stopped 17 of 19 shots in a win at Rogers Arena on February 13 and 43 of 45 in a home win on November 14.
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It was Patrick Marleau's turn to finish the third period comeback on Thursday night. Tomas Hertl and Brent Burns also scored and Jones made 28 saves.
- Did I mention that Reimer's starting? Reimer's starting.
- Joel Ward had a maintenance day yesterday but will be in tonight's lineup. Tommy Wingels is still unavailable and Melker Karlsson is a question mark.
- Marleau was back on the first power play unit during yesterday's practice after Hertl took his spot there in the third period Thursday night.