Phil Kessel and the Toronto Maple Leafs finish off the season on a sour note, losing to the Montreal Canadiens 4-1, as the Habs clinch the 6th seed in the eastern conference. ”They play with a lot of fire,” Montreal goalie Carey Price said. “It’s just going to be good old-fashioned hockey.” I say, it should always be like this when original six teams play. Good old fashion physical hockey. This is why I am looking forward for the Boston Bruins vs Habs matchup in the 1st round of the playoffs, as I expect this series to create memories for each team.
Last night’s game started off quick as Ryan White potted a puck behind James Reimer. About four minutes later captain Brian Gionta keep the Hab’s momentum going by scoring on the power play. Kessel round off the 1st period by scoring his 32nd goal of the season. Later in the 2nd period, Brian Gionta scored his 2nd power play goal to put the Habs up 3-1. Lastly in the 3rd period Tomas Plekanec put the nail in the coffin of the Maple Leafs, as he scored a shorthanded goal.
Phil Kessel, himself finished off this season on a very strong note. He had a 10 game point streak, which included 4 goals and a +1. Overall the month of March was good for Kessel too, as he recorded 13 points in 15 games. This season Kessel did improve on his point total from last season and at the same time finish with a career high in points with 32 goals and 32 assist for 64 points.
I’ll be looking forward to seeing you play next season.