As anyone following the NHL even remotely can imagine, Maple Leafs fans are kind of interested in some kid named James Reimer. I'm not going to say that he single-handedly saved the Maple Leafs' year but mostly because I know that, contrary to media reports, James Reimer has used both hands to move the Leafs from second straight disaster to a long shot for the playoffs.
At the risk of making him the subject of every Noon Number - Do you know how many Leafs' rookie goalies have won nine games in their first year? - here is one more:
There have only been three rookie goalies from the 1995-96 season to pick up 13 wins in their inaugural season along with a save percentage above .920 and were under 25. Here's where Reimer's rookie season fits in thus far:
Something to keep in mind is that Turco and Aebischer were playing on a couple of powerhouse teams when they put up their numbers. There's still a way to go but if Reimer can keep it up that's some good company among which to end his season.