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TORONTO - James Reimer didnt make it look easy, but he made it tough for Toronto Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle to keep him out of the net. In making 36 saves to beat the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night, Reimer very well may have reignited the goaltending competition against Jonathan Bernier. It was his first start after three-plus games of strong play from Bernier, but theres a good chance he earned another game with his performance. "You want to make the decision tough. Well, in essence, actually you want to make it easy," Reimer said. "More importantly than all of that is you want to compete for your teammates, you want to compete for yourself. Every day you come out and you want to work hard. Thats how you can put your head on the pillow at night and sleep easy is knowing that you worked your butt off." Reimer has worked his butt off in the 10 days since he was pulled in favour of Bernier after allowing four goals on 21 shots against the Ottawa Senators. Bernier pitched a shutout the rest of that game and didnt falter until allowing five past him Saturday in a comeback victory over the Edmonton Oilers. Carlyle said Reimer was getting the start against Minnesota to keep him from getting stale. Thats a testament to Berniers play, and perhaps a hint of how the coach sees his goalies roles. But Carlyle has been careful not to name a No. 1, so the Leafs dont have to worry about this being any kind of controversy. Seven games into the season, theyre off to their best start in 20 years and have the goalies, at least in part, to thank. "We know both our goalies are great goaltenders," centre Tyler Bozak said. "James has been doing it here for a long time, given us a chance to win every time he plays and obviously Bernie this year has been doing the same thing. Whichever one of thems in net, were pretty confident that theyre going to do a great job." Its possible that Reimer and Bernier yo-yo back and forth all season with one of them looking like the dominant force until the other gets another opportunity. And as these things go, there will probably be a time when both are struggling. Thats not now, though. Berniers .946 save percentage has him ranked ninth in the NHL, while Reimers .916 has him 24th. Toronto has a 2.29 goals-against average as a team, which is good for fifth. Reimer has started three games to Berniers four, but Reimer said the motivation isnt beating one another. "Its not necessarily the competition," he said. "Were battling it out here, but were all about wins." By that measure, the Leafs cant be anything but ecstatic. Theyre 6-1-0, and the one loss was in a one-goal game against the undefeated Colorado Avalanche. Theres some consternation about the need to play better all around, and the goaltending situation is sure to provide plenty of conversation even as things are going well. Reimer is just blocking it out. "Im sure stories were being written and things were being said, but honestly, Ive said it a bunch, I wasnt listening to anything," he said after beating the Wild. "I just come to the rink and try and work hard and when I get in there try and work my hardest and give the boys a chance. If thats what the storys going to be, that theres still a competition, then thats what its going to be. But for me its just trying to battle out there and give the boys a chance." Thats Reimers job in Carlyles eyes. The 25-year-old gave up a lot of rebounds against Minnesota and conceded there were some technical elements to his game that could have been better. But Carlyle praised Reimer specifically for saves he made on the penalty kill, where the Leafs are quietly humming along at an 88.9-per-cent success rate, third in the league. "He was making the big saves: the first save and the second and more," winger Mason Raymond said. "Thats all you can ask from a goaltender. He gave us the opportunity to win. Thats the bottom line." Wholesale New Balance Shoes Australia . - Henrik Samuelsson and Curtis Lazar each had two goals and two assists as the Edmonton Oil Kings secured top spot in the Eastern Conference by defeating the host Red Deer Rebels 7-4 on Saturday in Western Hockey League action. New Balance Online Australia .Corey Brewer had 19 points eight rebounds, five assists and five steals for the Timberwolves, who snapped a six-game losing streak and won for just the third time since Ricky Rubio went out with an injured ankle on Nov. http://www.wholesalenewbalanceaustralia.com/ . General manager David Poile called signing Ribeiro a great opportunity to add a talented, experienced and creative centre Tuesday when he introduced the veteran at a news conference. Ribeiros contract is worth $1.05 million after being bought out of the final three years of a $22 million contract by the Coyotes recently. New Balance Sale Australia . Felton was in court as the Manhattan district attorneys office outlined the agreement, which would resolve a gun case that arose amid the breakup of his marriage. Hes expected to admit June 30 to at least one charge, attempted criminal possession of a weapon -- he wont have to come to court to do so -- and get a $5,000 fine and 500 hours of community service. Wholesale New Balance . -- The Florida Gators are first yet again this season.With the U.S. Womens Open starting Thursday, not everyone is a fan of bringing Lucy Li into the field. Li - the 11-year-old who will tee it up at Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina - has drawn criticism from top-ranked womens player Stacy Lewis, who thinks that a sixth-grader shouldnt compete in a big event at such a young age. "Im not a big fan of it. She qualified, so we cant say anything about that," Lewis told USA Today. "But I like to see kids be successful at every level before they come out here. I just like to see kids learn how to win before they come get beat up out here. "When I found out she qualified, I said, well where does she go from here? You qualify for an Open at 11, what do you do next? If it was my kid, I wouldnt let her play in the U.S. Open qualifier at 11, but thats justt me.dddddddddddd." Li isnt the first young player to compete at the U.S. Womens Open - Morgan Pressel and Lexi Thompson qualified and played at age 12, while Michelle Wie was 13. "Look, if youre good enough, youre old enough - or young enough, whichever way you look at it," added four-time major winner Laura Davies. "If you can play the golf and you can qualify, then have a go. Whats the worst that can happen? She shoots a million this week and everyone says, Wasnt it great she was here? So I dont think anything bad can come out of it because shes too young to worry about the pressure. "Shes just having fun. Shes got a week off school. Its perfect." Michelle Wie agrees. Wie was 13 when she played in her first Womens Open and has been asked a lot about Li this week. ' ' '

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