Before the puck even dropped in the Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs game, goaltender James Reimer already had one adventure in the crease. I’d even say he pulled a Varlamov. As Reimer dug his left skate into the ice to prepare his crease for game use, the goalie whom Leafs fans call Optimus Reim lost his balance and fell on his tush. A few minutes into the game, CSN Washington shared the overhead replay. Of course we GIF’d it.
Reimer ended up being okay– he stopped 11 shots in the first period after all– though tomorrow he might wake up with a bruise on his tailbone. And maybe his ego.