Reimer's 10-game stretch the best in Maple Leafs history
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

James Reimer is hotter than he's ever been. And he's hotter than any Toronto Maple Leafs goalie ever was before him.

The National Post's David Alter crunched the numbers: Reimer's .953 save percentage over his last 10 games is the best 10-game run any Maple Leafs goalie has ever had since shots started being tracked.

Reimer slightly bettered the 2003 run Ed Belfour went on in the blue and white, when he posted a .952 save percentage in 10 games. They're the only two goalies in modern Maple Leafs history who have recorded a save percentage of .950 or higher over a 10-game span.

Here are the top 10, courtesy of Alter's excellent work:

Goalie Rank Save Percentage
James Reimer 1 .953
Ed Belfour 2 .952
Curtis Joseph 3 .945
Felix Potvin 4 .944
Vesa Toskala 5 .935
Jonathan Bernier 6 .934
Allan Bester 7 .933
Ben Scrivens 8 .931
Damian Rhodes 9 .927
Jean-Sebastian Aubin 10 .926

Reimer's consistency has propelled him to second in the league in save percentage. His .936 mark in 14 starts trails only the New York Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist, who happens to be arguably the best goalie on the planet.

Belfour had three shutouts during the stretch mentioned above. Reimer has yet to record a shutout this season, but has allowed only a goal in each of his last three games, and four of the last five. He's allowed two goals in four games, and three once in his last 10.

Reimer will unsurprisingly make another start for Toronto on Monday night, when they host the Boston Bruins in the second half of a home-and-home series. He has a .933 save percentage in 14 career games against the B's.

Check out Alter's piece for a graph depicting the 25 best save percentages posted by Maple Leafs goalies over 10-game stretches.

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