Leafs' Kessel Nets Winner Again: Phil Kessel scored the game-winning goal Sunday in a 2-1 victory over Boston. The goal came at even strength. (Updated 5/12/13)
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The even strength part is significant because he'd gained the unfortunate reputation that he was only able to get points against his old team when he was on the PP. Two of his three goals this series have come at even strength and both were game-winners. (Updated 5/12/13).
05/13/2013 22:25 Bruins pull off remarkable rally to top Leafs in Game 7
Patrice Bergeron tied it with 51 seconds left in regulation then scored the game-winner 6:05 into overtime on Monday night to give Boston a 5-4 victory over the Maple Leafs in Game 7 as the Bruins turned back Toronto's comeback with a rally of their own.
Another season, another center -- that's the life and times of Phil Kessel. But, honestly -- will that matter? Kessel finished sixth in NHL scoring last season with 82 points and his 37 goals tied for sixth while Tyler Bozak, a guy who's better suited to the third line, was dishing him the puck. Kessel demonstrated tremendous growth in his game last year -- he showed up on the backcheck (go figure) and shed the inconsistent label, as his longest point drought was a whopping three games. He's arguably the NHL's best right winger and that's without a top pivot. So who knows what might be possible with big (and talented) James van Riemsdyk setting him up. He'll be a top-five scorer regardless. Snap him up early. (Updated 8/14/12)