Reimer, who led the Maple Leafs into the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season for the first time since 2004, is battling offseason acquisition Jonathan Bernier for the starting job. He didn't hurt his chances Saturday night by making 24 saves in a 3-1 victory against the Detroit Red Wings at Air Canada Centre.
"I tried to prove myself every day in practice and preparing myself and taking care of myself off the ice," Reimer said. "I feel like I've done the best that I can, and now it's up to Randy."
"I think both of our goalies have played well," Carlyle said when asked about a starter. "I think that's probably to be our toughest decision."
Mitch Callahan had a third-period goal for the Red Wings, who open their season at home against the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night.
|Josh Leivo (1) Tip-in - ASST: Cody Franson (1), Andrew MacWilliam (1)|
1 - 0 TOR
|PPG - John-Michael Liles (1) Slapshot - ASST: Joe Colborne (1)|
2 - 0 TOR
|Josh Leivo (2) Wrist shot - ASST: John-Michael Liles (1), Joe Colborne (2)|
3 - 0 TOR
|Mitch Callahan (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Tomas Jurco (1), Jakub Kindl (1)|
3 - 1 TOR
|Nazem Kadri Holding - 2 min against Luke Glendening|
|Jakub Kindl Interference - 2 min against Nazem Kadri|
|Xavier Ouellet Hooking - 2 min against Nazem Kadri|