No. 1 Star: ,
Kessel Sunday morning, "Watch, I'll score tonight," in response to a question about his early-season struggles. He would indeed score and assist on two others as the Leafs chased and beat the 6-3. Kessel now has six goals and 14 points in 16 career games at Madison Square Garden.
No. 2 Star: , LA Kings
Making his first start this season, Jones stopped 29 shots as the Kings defeated the 4-1. One of his best saves of the night came early in the third period with Jets captain on his doorstep:
No. 3 Star: Jeff Carter/Tanner Pearson/Tyler Toffoli, LA Kings
The trio known as "That 70s Line" each had a goal and an assist in the LA victory.
Honorable Mention: recorded a pair of assists for the Kings ... , , and each recorded two points ... Kessel's first goal was one of two for Toronto on the power play ... 's goal was only his second for Toronto since Feb. 4 ... On the night his wife went into labor, Rick Nash scored his fourth of the season, as seen here via RefCam:
Sweet little pass in front by Marian Gaborik here to set up Anze Kopitar:
Did You Know?
The last time scored 5 goals in a period was Jan. 7, 2011 at Atlanta (9-3 win)— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR)
Dishonorable Mention: Lundqvist was in net for all six Toronto goals ... James Reimer left the game early in the third period after taking a blow to the head. Fortunately, the netminder was alright and was only following NHL protocol ... Michael Hutchinson allowed three goals on 13 shots before Paul Maurice decided to swap him for Ondrej Pavelec early in the second period.Ice HockeySports & RecreationToronto Maple LeafsPhil KesselHenrik LundqvistNew York RangersMartin JonesWinnipeg JetsLA Kings
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