Found November 02, 2011 on Running With The Devils:
The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils (4-4-1) vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs (7-3-1)Where To Watch/Listen: MSG+ or  660 AM WFAN The Last 10 Games: Toronto is 6-3-1 and NJ is 4-4-1 Our NHL12 Simulation Results: Marty Brodeur almost had a shutout in this game but Phil Kessel put one past Marty with 12 seconds left in the game to get Toronto on the board. Elias and Parise scored for NJ giving the Devils the 2-1 victory. A Quick West Coast Recap: The Devils looked fantastic against the LA Kings but couldn’t find that kind of performance or chemistry against the Phoenix Coyotes, where they lost 5-3. They finished the 4 game road trip in Dallas but didn’t skate away with a win there either so the Devils return to NJ after an unsuccessful road trip. Tonight’s Game: Marty returns and in years past that was always a huge sigh of relief but really all that means tonight is that Johan Hedburg gets a much needed break.Toronto is not the Toronto we have come to know over the past few seasons. Th...

Has Phil Kessel Finally Figured It Out?

Phil Kessel has always had a complicated relationship with Bruins fans, and since his trade to the Toronto Maple Leafs, that relationship has not gotten any less tricky. While his talent has been evident throughout his entire career, Kessel never has seemed to be able to get the most out of it when his team needed it most. Until now. This season, he currently leads the league is...

Claude Julien Feels Phil Kessel Has 'Matured,' Never Doubted He'd Become Better Player

BOSTON -- On Saturday, the Bruins will meet up with Phil Kessel for the 14th time since the enigmatic forward was dealt to Toronto back in 2009. Kessel currently stands as the NHL's leading scorer with 10-10-20 totals through 12 games, and will likely still be in the top spot when the Leafs host Boston on Saturday night. He's been one of the biggest surprises of the young...

Kessel Is NHL's First Star For October

Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel's sizzling start has earned him October's highest honour. Kessel on Tuesday was named October's Player of the Month in the NHL with Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen ...

NHL pluses and minuses: Phil Kessel powers Toronto to top

Ottawa Senators have been outscored but have six-game winning streak.Ottawa Senators have been outscored but have six-game winning streak.

Leafs Look Ahead To November

The Maple Leafs had a very successful October posting a 7-3-1 record and having the Player of the Month in Phil Kessel. They don’t expect anything less in November. “That is our pl...

NHL Fantasy Rankings: October

 Phil Kessel - I'm so happy for Kessel, no player in the sport has been under pressure like him to produce for a franchise. 11 games played; 10 goals, 8 assists, 38 shots, +6. It has been a superb start to the 2011-12 campaign. Thomas Vanek - I personally targeted Vanek on all of my fantasy teams. The Buffalo Sabres made several changes to wards becoming an elite team in the...

Early Season Surprises

Biggest surprises early on: Will Phil Kessel keep up this pace or will Toronto make the playoffs? Erik Karlsson raking in the points, 13 in 12 games so far. Have to think 60-65 more likely than a point-per game, although Ottawa. Can't see Giroux falling off in Philly. Kid is outstanding. Great vision, hockey sense and strong on his skates for a smaller player. Most...

These Leafs are real deal

It may still be early on in the 2011-12 NHL campaign, but the Toronto Maple Leafs are certainly turning a lot of heads with their strong play through the first month.After beating the Columbus Blue Jackets last night by a score of 4-1, the Leafs improved to 9-3-1 on the season, good enough for first in the Northeast Division and Eastern Conference. Not bad for a team that has missed...

Kessel, Lehtonen and Khabibulin named NHL 'Three Stars' for October

NEW YORK (November 1, 2011) -- Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Phil Kessel, Dallas Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen and Edmonton Oilers goaltender Nik...

Stars Of The Month

NEW YORK (November 1, 2011)—Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Phil Kessel, Dallas Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen and Edmonton Oilers goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin have been named the NHL ‘Three Stars’ for the month of October.Continue reading "Stars Of The Month"

Top Goalie So Far This Season

Very early in the season I picked Kari Lehtonen of the Dallas Stars as the early MVP. In time he was passed by Phil Kessel of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the early year MVP race. Lehtonen remained the top goalie in the young season. I no longer think that is true. Lehtonen is playing very well. He posts a .947 saves percentage and a 1.75 GAA to go with an 8-1 record. He...
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