James Reimer is hoping to end his losing streak tonight against Eastern Conference cellar dwellers the Carolina Hurricanes.

The Leafs goaltender hasn't won a game since returning from concussion-like symptoms on Dec. 3. Reimer, who has lost all three of his starts and posted a 3.63 goals-against average since returning from injury, was hurt in a contest against the Montreal Canadiens on Oct. 22 and missed 18 games.

There was some speculation prior to this morning's pre-game skate that Jonas Gustavsson might get the call against the Hurricanes. But the thinking probably was that Reimer needs to get a win to boost his lagging confidence — and who better to achieve it against than struggling Carolina.