Uploaded on Feb 3, 2011
Tim Brent comes up huge for Reimer as he helps kill a massive 5 on 3.
What action!!!!!! Now only if the Leafs can keep it up like this.......
A hooking penalty to Reimer put the Leafs down two men and the subsequent penalty kill might have drawn the loudest ovation from the crowd at Air Canada Centre all season.
Brent is a journeyman AHLer who has caught on with the Maple Leafs in a checking role this season. He was all over the ice during the big penalty kill -- even blocking one shot in a sensitive area: "The men in the room would understand how much (that) hurt," he said -- and had players from both teams praising the effort.
"He was paying the price," said Hurricanes captain Eric Staal. "I was laying into them as hard as I could. I thought if I could get it by it him, it had a pretty good chance of going in the net."
Added Leafs forward Kris Versteeg: "That was one hell of a shift by that kid."
Reimer was probably the most appreciative of all.
"I was about to take off my pads and give them to him," he said. "I think he blocked about 30 or 40 shots there."
"I'm going to be on the other end of the highlight I think now," said Brent.
THE CANADIAN PRESS
Carolina Hurricanes @ Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL 2010-11 Reg-Season
Toronto Maple Leafs Game #51
Final Score: Canes 0 Leafs 3
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