(Post-updated at bottom, 8:50 a.m. EST)
Tonight the Toronto Maple Leafs lost in overtime to the Boston Bruins. CBC often had their cameras fixed on the Reimer family, as his mother and wife were side-by-side, suffering through each and every play with James, the Leafs’ tender. When teams provide the players with family tickets, they lump them all together. That means Reimer’s family would be in the same section as Dion Phaneuf’s girlfriend, actress Elisha Cuthbert.
After the overtime winner was scored, they cut back to the Reimer family, only to see James’ wife giving a look to Cuthbert, who promptly rolls her eyes and dismisses her. It’s a hilarious moment because you can probably guess what happened: the Bruins scored, Cuthbert made some half-thought out exclamation as all fans do (something like “oh you gotta stop that!” or “stupid goalie!”), Mrs. Reimer gives her the eyes and maybe says something, and…awwwkwarrrrd.
Some have theorized Reimer is giving Cuthbert the gears for her husbands’ bad pinch in overtime. I’d give that 1000/1 odds at best. Fan blames goalie, goalies family is nearby. Happens in every rink the world over every weekend.
(The other option: they’re mutually eye-rolling at another nearby fan. But I dunno. Let’s just pretend they were mad at each other because it’s the juicier gossip story and that’s fun.)
Here’s the video for more:
(S/t to @cjzero)
It appears it may have been a mutual eye-roll at a nearby fan who made a rude comment. Upon further review, a “how about that person” shared moment of disgust makes perfect sense. Less fun, but perfect sense:
— April Reimer (@april_reimer) May 9, 2013