Reimer has become a stout complement to goaltender Martin Jones after coming to San Jose in a Feb. 27 trade from Toronto. In eight games with his new team, Reimer has allowed 13 goals. He did not record a single shutout in his final 97 games with the Maple Leafs.
Reimer was making his first back-to-back starts with the Sharks after bearing Nashville on Saturday.
Another lackluster performance from Minnesota allowed San Jose to take control early.
Couture scored his 15th goal of the season less than 5 minutes into the game after grabbing a loose puck out of the air, dropping it to his stick right in front of the goal and knocking it past Dubnyk.
Marleau scored on the power play in the second and added his 24th with just 1:45 remaining.
San Jose has won seven of its past eight games on the road and is just 17-19-3 at home, where it will finish with games against Winnipeg and Arizona. San Jose owns the third playoff spot in the Pacific Division.
"Well we're in the playoffs and that's the number one thing," said head coach John Torchetti after the loss to the Sharks. The interim coach now has until Saturday to help his team find its form before its regular-season finale against the Calgary Flames.
Despite their recent struggles, the Wild have been a different team since the firing of former bench boss Mike Yeo, compiling a 15-10-1 record under Torchetti to save their season.
"The guys have done a great job, I'm proud of them," Torchetti continued, per Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune. "They could have folded when I got here, so I'm really proud of them."
"It's nice to get it out of the way and shift our focus," added goalie Devan Dubnyk, who has now lost three consecutive starts, allowing at least three goals in each start.
The New York Islanders clinched a playoff berth Tuesday after finding themselves down 3-1 early in the third period, as Thomas Hickey completed the 4-3 comeback win with an overtime goal.
"I think it's the hard way," Hickey said about clinching a playoff spot, according to Newsday's Laura Albanese. "We didn't wait for someone else to do it for us. ... That's the right way to do it."
Kyle Okposo and Anders Lee provided the third-period heroics, while rookie goaltender Christopher Gibson recovered from allowing a goal on the first shot he faced, finishing the night with 29 saves to record a win in his first NHL start.
"I don't have any words. I'm still on a high from that game," the 23-year-old netminder said. "I believed in our team and I knew we were going to come back."
John Tavares scored the other Islanders goal, his 31st of the season.
The Islanders' win draws them into a tie for third in the Metropolitan Division at 97 points with the rival New York Rangers, who are in action Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
While Gibson picked up his first victory, Capitals goalie Braden Holtby was prevented from picking up his 48th win of the season, which would tie Martin Brodeur's single-season record.
Alex Ovechkin scored a pair of goals for the Capitals to bring his league-leading total to 47, while T.J. Oshie finished the night with a goal and two assists.
NEWARK, N.J. - Jack Eichel got his 24th goal and Ryan O'Reilly got his 21st to help the Buffalo Sabres beat the New Jersey Devils 3-1 on Tuesday night.
Johan Larsson also scored and Chad Johnson made 18 saves for the Sabres.
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The 21-year-old scored his 32nd goal of the season - bringing him one shy of the Nashville Predators' single-season record - by going between-the-legs and lifting the puck past Semyon Varlamov to give his team a 2-0 lead.
The goal was his 18th since the All-Star break, bringing him even with Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin - who also scored Tuesday - for the most in the NHL at the time. Ovechkin would retake the lead with another goal later in his game against the New York Islanders.
The Devils honored the longtime beat reporter at practice Tuesday before their game against the Buffalo Sabres, gathering and raising their sticks in his direction at the end of the morning skate.
Head coach John Hynes and many of his players also wished Gulitti well with personal messages in the post-practice media session, and the team presented him with a jersey during his final game Tuesday night.
Gulitti announced last week that he is leaving The Record for the league's official website after 18 years - 14 of which were spent covering the Devils for the New Jersey-based publication.