There is no excuse for the mediocre game played by the Leafs last night at home against the New Jersey Devils. They were literally standing still at the start of the game and fell behind 2-0. To their credit they battled back to tie the game before losing in overtime 3-2. It's very frustrating that they were unable to carry the momentum from the game against the Rangers over to the next might.
Good - Phil Kessel was at his best again. He had 8 shots on net and bagged his league leading 17th goal. Kessel has 99 shots on the season just 5 short of the NHL leader.
Bad - The penalty killers took a step backwards last night. They gave up 2 goals and still sit 27th overall. This is still an achilles heel for this team.
Good - Luke Schenn once again was a pillar out there. He and his partner Jake Gardiner led the Leafs in ice time. Schenn recorded 10 hits last nightincluding this one on Eric Bolton. Scheen is 5th in the league in hits.
Bad - The effort is there but once again Nik Kulemin went scoreless last night. It is 21 games since he last scored. What a difference a year can make and this is the final year in his contract. I wonder if Brian Burke is considering moving him?