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TORONTO -- Randy Carlyle didnt like what he saw from goaltender James Reimer, so the hook came as he was walking off the bench at the first intermission. The Toronto Maple Leafs coach tapped Jonathan Bernier and said simply: "Youre going in." Reimer had given up three goals on 12 shots to the Detroit Red Wings, partially the product of him but also his teammates making a handful of blunders. Reimer wasnt happy about being pulled. He would have liked to be able to play through. "You want that chance to get in there and fight and battle for your teammates and try and get a win," he said. "But obviously Randy had other thoughts, and hes the coach and hes the one who makes those decisions. I just try and stop pucks." In Carlyles estimation, Reimer did not do a good enough job of that, specifically on Joakim Anderssons wrap-around goal that went in off his stick and then on Tomas Jurcos that snuck in to make it 3-1 Detroit. The concern for Carlyle began when the Red Wings first shot on Reimer got into and out of his glove. "I thought the rebounds were bouncing away from him," the Leafs coach said after the 5-4 shootout loss. "When a goaltender is in the zone, pucks usually dont go through him, and their third goal went through him. ... "When you do that you do that not based upon not specifically the individual thats getting pulled. You do it for your team that somehow you can get a spark for your team, and I thought Bernier came in and did that for us." Reimer didnt get an explanation from Carlyle after being yanked for the fourth time this season, not counting Oct. 17 against Carolina when he left with an injury. Bernier was coming back from a lower-body injury suffered Monday in a collision with Pittsburgh forward Jayson Megna that cost him a potential start Thursday against the Coyotes. He reported feeling OK physically in his first action since then. "Obviously the shootout and going in the game (off the bench) like this is not the best for after an injury, but it was fine," Bernier said. Bernier stopped 25 of the 26 shots he faced in the second and third periods and then overtime. The only goal he gave up was to Tomas Tatar in the third period, but Bernier emphasized the positives of erasing a two-goal deficit. "Coming back after (3-1), its pretty impressive," he said. "I think its a big point for us. Obviously coming back against a good team like this, it should be a huge confidence (boost)." Its uncertain where Reimers confidence is after an up-and-down week. His followed up pointed comments after Tuesdays loss to the Florida Panthers about his teammates lack of consistent effort with 34 saves in a victory over Phoenix on Thursday. Then came Saturday night, when everything fell apart in a forgettable first period. "Obviously I didnt want to get pulled," Reimer said. "Its the last thing I wanted, I wanted to hang in there. 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Memphis, which trailed 47-43 at halftime, outscored the Nuggets 57-45 in the final two quarters and forced 13 Denver turnovers in the second half. "I was happy with the way we responded after they came back at us at the end of the first half," Conley said, acknowledging he was angry with the way Memphis closed the second quarter. "We came back in the third quarter and guys were focused and guys had a lot of energy." Zach Randolph added 20 points and grabbed 15 rebounds. Tayshaun Prince scored 12 before leaving with an ankle injury in the first half and Courtney Lee scored 10 for Memphis, which won its 11th straight home game. Randy Foye led the Nuggets, while Kenneth Faried finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds for Denver, which lost its fifth in the past six. Ty Lawson, who didnt start for disciplinary reasons, scored 16 points, while Timofey Mozgov had 13 points. Aaron Brooks scored 11. But Lawson also left the arena in a boot, suffering left ankle sprain with about 3 minutes left. "That is just, unfortunately, been the story of our season," Nuggets coach Brian Shaw said of the Lawson injury. Memphis entered the game a half-game behind Dallas for the seventh playoff spot and tied with the Phoenix Suns for eighth. Dallas and Phoenix played later Friday night. Memphis, which was coming off a five-game road trip, strugggled at times, and the Nuggets took advantage by erasing a double-digit first-half lead.dddddddddddd Neither team shot well for the game, Memphis connected on 39 per cent of its shots, compared to 36 per cent for the Nuggets. There were some ugly individual stats as Darrell Arthur was 1 of 9 for the Nuggets, including 1 of 5 from outside the arc. Conley scored 21 points, but was 5 of 14 and missed six of seven from 3-point range. There were 53 fouls in the game to slow the pace. "It was kind of an ugly game," Shaw said. Memphis took the lead midway through the third quarter and built the advantage to 14 on a 3-pointer from Conley topped off by a free throw when Shaw was given a technical with 4:43 left. "(The Grizzlies) are scrapping," Shaw said. "They want to solidify a spot in the playoffs. Obviously, were just trying to play hard and doing what we can to get the win." Denver dominated the second quarter after Memphis took an early 12-point lead. The Nuggets guards had little problem getting to the rim as Lawson, who didnt start after missing the team breakfast Friday, scored 15 points in the half leading Denver. Memphis was 5 of 6 to start the game, but was 11 of 42 the rest of the half for a 33 per cent shooting performance. Denver was only slightly better, hitting 36 per cent. "We had a good start to the game," Memphis coach Dave Joerger said. "We were crisp, executed well and got stops. ... We were lax after that (in the second quarter)." But the Grizzlies opened the second half with much more energy and, led by 10 points from Conley in the third, were able to retake the lead, carrying a 69-65 lead into the fourth. "In the second half, we had three stops in a row seven times," Joerger said. "That was very positive for us. We came out with a good defensive mindset. I know outside of the second quarter, I was very impressed with our performance defensively." NOTES: The game was the first at home for Memphis since March 24. The Grizzlies went 2-3 on a road trip since then. ... The Nuggets are 3-27 this season when they dont reach 100. Cheap Jerseys China NFL Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Discount Basketball Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Baseball Jerseys Free Shipping Cheapest College Jerseys Sale Cheap Football Jerseys China Nike NFL Jerseys Canada Wholesale NHL Jerseys From China MLB Jerseys Outlet Canada Wholesale NBA Jerseys Canada Store Cheap Soccer Jerseys China Cheap Authentic Jerseys Canada ' ' '
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