Two shutouts and the NHL third star of the week honour might not be enough to get James Reimer another start in his home province.
While Reimer is set up to play the Edmonton Oilers on Monday at the Air Canada Centre, coach Ron Wilson is thinking big picture and at present, wants Jonas Gustavsson to get back in action on Tuesday in Winnipeg.
That was a game Reimer had circled after losing his first game there on New Year's Eve. But Reimer is a victim of his own success, with back-to-back shutouts that likely erased what would have been Gustavsson's home start on Monday. Under the right circumstances, the Morweena, Man., native might play Tuesday, but that depends on the Edmonton game.
"I know well enough that if you start thinking about tomorrow, then today will be a bad one," Reimer said Monday morning at the ACC. "I'm just trying to focus on tonight."
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