It looks like Ben Scrivens will get his first start in net tonight since Jan. 24 when the Toronto Maple Leafs face the Washington Capitals. It is the second of back-to-back games and part of a busy week for the Maple Leafs. James Reimer got the loss Monday night in a 4-1 decision to the Carolina Hurricanes. After tonight’s game in Washington, the Leafs head to Winnipeg and finish the week in Montréal. Scrivens allowed five goals on 25 shots in his last start against the Islanders before he was pulled in a 7-4 loss. James Reimer had started the last five games. “The thing we’ve tried to create is whoever is in the net has earned the opportunity,” said Leafs coach Randy Carlyle. “If it is your turn you grab the ball and run with it but you have to have the support of your teammates. With these two guys they are competing for the position and that’s healthy.” The Leafs held an optional skate followed by a team meeting before tonight’s game.
Maple Leafs goalie Ben Scrivens likely to get start
Toronto Star | Feb 5