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  • January 17, 2020 4:19 AM EST

    TORONTO - Usually able to block out crowd noise or ignore it, James Reimer heard the fans loud and clear. Dorian ODaniel Super Bowl Jersey . With 61 seconds left, they were chanting his name after he made his 43rd save of the night.Reimer stopped two more in the final minute to get to 26 in the third period alone and 45 overall as he backstopped the Toronto Maple Leafs to an impressive 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night at Air Canada Centre.He was first star, simple as that, coach Randy Carlyle said of Reimer. They had some point-blank chances and he stood tall to the task.This, the Leafs third straight win, had them feeling good after two strong periods against one of the NHLs most intimidating opponents and one in which they leaned heavily on Reimer.We know theyre obviously a powerhouse team in this league, said centre Peter Holland, who scored the game-winning goal 2:21 into the third period. Youve got to give them a good game if you want to stay in it. I thought we got away from it in the third period a little bit, they started shelling our goalie, but he was there to back us up.Reimer gave up a pair of power-play goals, one in each of the first two periods to Brad Richards and Brent Seabrook. The Leafs (6-4-1) got goals from Nazem Kadri and James van Riemsdyk, and from there Reimer shut the door.Seemingly at his best under siege in the third period, Reimer made sprawling saves on the penalty kill at one point after a shot hit the cross-bar and was stellar amid a flurry of activity in the crease later. Reimer kept telling himself to relax.Its one of those things where obviously the tendency is to get really hyped up and try and work too hard or over-work, he said. The thing is just to stay calm and stay in peace but still keep that competitiveness up to try and fight through the traffic.After keeping things fairly even for the first two periods, the Leafs were outshot 26-7 in the third. On the edge of losing the lead, Reimer was rolling.His composures the biggest thing of why hes able to handle that workload and the pressure thats put on him, Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf said. He was a difference-maker for us tonight, and I cant say enough good things about the way that he played. Right from the drop of the puck he kept us in the game. We did a lot of good things, too, but when we needed him he was there.Chicago coach Joel Quenneville thought the third period was one of his teams best of the season so far. He agreed with Phaneuf that Reimer was the difference.Had the chances, opportunities, missed a lot of tip shots, as well, Quenneville said. You play like that youll find a way to score goals.In goaltender Corey Crawfords first start since Oct. 18 after being out with an upper-body injury, the Blackhawks (6-4-1) lost for the fourth time in six games.You dont win, obviously theres cause for concern, winger Patrick Kane said. Try to regroup here, weve got a big one tomorrow obviously going home playing Winnipeg, a division game, hopefully our fans give us a little bit of a boost and we can regroup.While the Blackhawks return home to face the Jets, the Leafs will take a day off before travelling west for a two-game road trip against the Arizona Coyotes and Colorado Avalanche.Having won three in a row, the Leafs are feeling much different than they were a week ago after a humiliating performance at home against the Boston Bruins.We couldnt continue to go the way we were going, and our performance against Boston was one where in our minds and in their minds was unacceptable, Carlyle said.The Leafs took care of business against the lowly Buffalo Sabres and then beat the banged-up Columbus Blue Jackets. Saturday night was a major test with the Blackhawks in town, and they were up to the challenge.For us to play that well against a team that good at the end of a back-to-back, I think it shows a lot about the character and the commitment we have in our room right now, Reimer said.In addition to Reimers brilliance, the Leafs needed timely offence. Van Riemsdyks goal was the 100th of his career and 100th point with the Leafs and came in his first-ever game against brother Trevor, a rookie defenceman for the Blackhawks.Hollands goal was his first of the season but fourth in four career games against Chicago.I seem to be a bit of a Blackhawk killer, Holland said. I dont know. Just try and elevate your game against good teams.Notes — Before the game Carlyle said Joffrey Lupul will miss three weeks with a broken bone in his right hand. Lupuls injured hand will remain in a cast for at least 10 days before he can put a glove on it again. ...Sam Carrick was summoned from the AHLs Toronto Marlies to replace Lupul in the lineup and had 4:15 of icetime. ... Blackhawks defenceman Niklas Hjalmarsson took a puck to the face in the second period. Hjalmarsson, who does not wear a protective visor was cut just below his left eye and left the ice in distress. Hjalmarsson returned at the start of the third period wearing a visor. ... O Canada was performed by 19-year-old Carley Allison, a survivor of trachea cancer who is currently battling double lung cancer. ... During the second period, PA announcer Andy Frost offered the teams well-wishes to Gordie Howe, whos recovering from a serious stroke. Arena video boards featured the message: Stay Strong Mr. Hockey.---Follow @SWhyno on Twitter Custom Chiefs Super Bowl Jerseys . Snedekers best result so far this year is a tie for eighth place at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March. He sits 113th in FedEx Cup standings and has dropped to 31st in world rankings — not the results expected from a player ranked fourth in the world only two years ago. Harrison Butker Super Bowl Jersey . -- Jacksonvilles offensive makeover is just getting starting.Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Ty Lawson scored 25 points, handed out 11 assists and grabbed five rebounds in the Denver Nuggets dominating 114-85 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday. Lawsons backcourt mate, Arron Afflalo, chipped in 23 points on 8-of-12 shooting to help Denver snap a three-game skid. Kenneth Faried scored 13 points and pulled down 13 boards, and Jusuf Nurkic contributed 11 points, 10 boards and five blocks off the Nuggets bench. Marc Gasol scored 18 points as the Grizzlies saw their three-game winning streak come to an end. Rookie Jordan Adams scored 12 in the final quarter on 5-of-6 shooting. In a game where the hosts took 31 trips to the line compared to Memphis 13, frustration boiled over late in the third. After a Tony Allen foul was called in transition with 3:39 remaining, Grizzlies coach David Joerger was ejected when he quickly accumulated two technical fouls coming out onto the floor to argue the call. After their coach was tossed, the Grizzlies were outscored 14-5 as the Nuggets led 83-60 after three. At the end of the period, Nurkic and Nick Calathes were assessed technical fouls after a heated argument between Nurkic and Gasol. Gasol took exception to Nuurkics two blocks just as the quarter ended. Darwin Thompson Super Bowl Jersey. The Nuggets got points from nine different players in the fourth as they emptied their bench. They shot 52.4 percent and got a pair of 3-pointers from Wilson Chandler. After his second triple, the lead ballooned to a game-high 33 when Gary Harris stole the ball from Adams and laid the ball in for his only points of the game. With 2:47 left in the first period, Mike Conleys finger roll put the Grizzlies up 22-19. Denver finished the quarter on a 13-0 run to lead 32-22. Lawson hit a pair of triples, and Afflalo made one to power the spurt. Memphis scored the first six points of the second quarter to pull within four, but it would not get any closer. Neither team made a 3-pointer in a period each side struggled to make shots. The Nuggets led 49-38 at the break. Game Notes Denver snapped a two-game losing streak against Memphis and improved to 28-3 against the Grizzlies in Denver since the 1998-99 season ... The Grizzlies fall to 4-3 in the second half of back-to-back games ... A total of five technical fouls were assessed in the third quarter ... Denver outrebounded Memphis 48-37. ' ' '