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TORONTO — James Reimer appeared in 207 regular-season games for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
He is a former Maple Leaf now.
When the Florida Panthers goaltender dons his pads at the Air Canada Centre on Thursday night, he will be playing against the Maple Leafs for the first time.
“It will be fun to start here and hopefully steal two points,” Reimer said on Wednesday.
The Panthers are making their second visit of the season to the ACC. They lost 3-2 there on Oct. 27 with No. 1 goalie Roberto Luongo making the start.
The visit to the ACC brings back memories for Reimer who was traded to the San Jose Sharks on Feb. 27 and signed a five-year deal with the Panthers in the offseason,
“You’re sitting there remembering the times that this or that happened, this game or that game,” Reimer said. “Hopefully this time we can get a win.”
Frederik Andersen is expected to start in goal for Toronto on Thursday.
Both team won on Tuesday.
The Panthers (8-7-1) defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 in overtime, giving Montreal goaltender Carey Price his first loss of the season and ending the Habs’ 10-game home winning streak. The Panthers have won two in a row since the first two games of the season.
The Maple Leafs (7-6-3) defeated the Nashville Predators 6-2 with James van Riemsdyk scoring three goals and adding an assist with linemate Tyler Bozak earning four assists.
The Maple Leafs are 6-2 at home.
“We want to make this a tough place to come,” van Riemsdyk said. “You earn that reputation by how you play at home every night. You just want to find some