go to MSN.com
Found October 23, 2013 on NESN.com:

Phil Kessel invited two dozen young cancer patients to the Air Canada Centre for Tuesday night’s Maple Leafs-Ducks game, and he made sure to give them quite the show. With 24 youngsters from Childhood Cancer Canada in attendance, Kessel tallied his fourth career hat trick, scoring the Leafs’ final two goals as Toronto upended Anaheim 4-2. It was a touching gesture from the Leafs forward, who battled cancer himself early in his career with the Bruins, and one these kids aren’t likely to forget anytime soon. Check out some scenes from the game in the photos below:

More from NESN.com:
1 Comment:
THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

Miami Marlins president: Team will make playoffs in 2014

At least one person in the Miami Marlins organization is optimistic about next season — so much so that they are already making guarantees Team president David Samson spoke on Thursday about the confidence he has in the team. Samson told reporters he was confident that his team wouldn’t have back-to-back 100-loss seasons and, in fact, predicted a huge turnaround, according to...

Kessel's trick lifts Leafs by Ducks

Leafs sniper Phil Kessel found his scoring touch and the Anaheim Ducks lost their composure. Riding Kessel's three-goal performance, Toronto recovered from a poor start to defeat Anaheim 4-2 Tuesday night and deny the Ducks a club-record eighth straight win. It was a Jekyll and Hyde performance for the Leafs, who were booed off the ice after a woeful first period that saw them...

Phaneuf just as impressive as Kessel in Leafs win

Phil Kessel had the hat trick but consider Dion Phaneuf’s trilogy a pretty good night at the office. One a game-high six hits a couple delivered on the Anaheim Ducks’ biggest or most productive forwards. Two a goal to pull the Leafs even 2-2 his second of the season jumping into the play and getting the Air Canada Centre crowd back in the Leafs’ corner. Three a lead role...

President David Samson sees bright future for Marlins

MIAMI -- Marlins President David Samson, on hand at Marlins Park to introduce the Miami Beach Bowl with representatives from the American Athletic Conference, also spoke about a promising baseball future in South Florida. A month ago, the Marlins dismissed president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest after losing 100 games for the second time in their 20-year history. Miami hasn...

Marlins Park to host college football bowl starting in 2014

MIAMI -- Football was once a beloved escape on the site where Marlins Park now sits as the former home of the Orange Bowl. In December 2014, football will make its return for the Miami Beach Bowl at Marlins Park, as announced by the American Athletic Conference (AAC) and Miami Marlins on Thursday morning. "When I saw the Orange Bowl get razed, I knew in the back of my mind...

Teen D Morgan Rielly to stick with Maple Leafs

Morgan Rielly is staying with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Coach Randy Carlyle said Thursday that the 19-year-old defenseman won't be returned to the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League after he plays his ninth game with the Leafs. A junior-eligible player is allowed to play up to nine games without his NHL team burning a year of his entry-level contract. Rielly will...

AAC team to play in bowl game at Marlins Park

The Miami Marlins' ballpark will host a team from the American Athletic Conference in the annual Miami Beach Bowl beginning in 2014. The opponent will most likely come from the Mid-American, the Sun Belt or Conference USA. Marlins Park is located on the site of the old Orange Bowl. It opened last year and seats 36,000 for baseball. The ballpark was designed to attract football...

Maple Leafs' Gardiner still searching for 'playoff' form

Jake Gardiner would love to ascend to the level that he found during the Maple Leafs’ brief playoff appearance last spring. But the 23-year-old defenceman is finding it to be a challenge. “Definitely not there right now but I don’t think anyone is at that level” Gardiner said. “Playing my off-side is something to get used to and playing with a new partner (Paul Ranger...

All About 24/7 Red Wings/Maple Leafs: Road To The NHL Winter Classic

NEW YORK/TORONTO (Oct. 24, 2013) – The National Hockey League and HBO Sports are joining forces for a third season on the groundbreaking series ‘24/7’ featuring two NHL Original Six™ rivals, the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs, as they prepare to meet at the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®. For the first time, Sportsnet will give Canadians exclusive access...

Today’s 5: Clark & Clarkson, Alfie & Ottawa, Ovechkin, Iginla, & classy Martin Brodeur.

1. David Clarkson returns to Leafs lineup Friday against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Toronto Maple Leafs signed unrestricted free agent David Clarkson last July to improve their forward depth and bolster team toughness. He’s a Toronto boy, he grew…Read more →The post Today’s 5: Clark & Clarkson, Alfie & Ottawa, Ovechkin, Iginla, & classy Martin Brodeur. appeared...

Miami Football Will Not Receive Bowl Ban, Will Be Docked Nine Scholarships

The NCAA has finally ruled in the Nevin Shapiro case, and it appears that the Miami football program will escape without further postseason prosecution. The Hurricanes will be docked nine scholarships (three per year for the next three years) but will not receive a bowl ban, multiple media outlets reported Tuesday morning. The team sat out the past two bowl seasons as well as the...

Bon Jovi to Receive Own Banner Inside Air Canada Centre, Still ‘Plenty of Room Up There For Stanley Cup Banners’

While the Maple Leafs and Raptors continue to struggle to raise banners in Toronto, the Air Canada Centre is choosing to fill the space with a group who has never shot a puck or a basket professionally — but only because they’re too busy “Livin on a Prayer.” According to the Toronto Star, Bon Jovi will receive their own banner inside the stadium, marking the first time a...

Red Wings/Maple Leafs 24/7 Debuts on HBO December 14th

In case you missed the news at the KK Hockey section, here is some information on HBO's 24/7.
NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

Pettine on Manziel seeing Week 1 action: Something we'll discuss

After both Brian Hoyer  and rookie Johnny Manziel impressed during the Browns' 33-13 victory over the Bears Thursday night, the fluid QB situation just got a little more intriguing. In light of Manziel's performance (6 of 17 for 83 yards, 1 TD, 55 rushing) in the team's first preseason win, head coach Mike Pettine seems open to a change of plans to start off the regular...
Via 60 Max Power O
5 hours ago

Mariners prospect goes after scout over ice cream treat taunt

Remember Jesus Montero, the former Yankees prospect that was dealt for Michael Pineda a couple of offseasons ago? Well, he’s back in the news, and it’s not because he’s playing well. Via MiLB.com… Montero was coaching first base, and at the end of an inning, the unidentified cross-checker yelled at him to hustle off the field, according to Boise official scorer Liza Safford...
Via The Outside Corner
3 hours ago

Revis makes 'Space Jam' reference about playing the Jets

Darrelle Revis would play a collection of aliens with the ability to steal All-Pro talent if that team was on the New England Patriots’ schedule this year. The Patriots cornerback referenced “Space Jam” when asked about playing against his former team, the New York Jets, in 2014. Revis returned to MetLife Stadium, home of the Jets, on Thursday night, but didn’t play in the...
Via NESN.com
11 hours ago

Bob Arum: Mayweather vs. Pacquiao coming in 2015

I am not going to fall for the banana in the tailpipe. This has been going on for five years now and until I see Mayweather and Pacquiao in the ring I simply won’t believe it is happening. With that being said it is my job to report, so here is what Bob Arum is saying about a potential Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight in 2015 via SFGate.com. Boxing promoter Bob Arum told The San Francisco...
Via BlackSportsOnline
16 hours ago

Kenny Hill sets A&M record in upset win over South Carolina

Move over Johnny Manziel, Kenny Football has arrived. In the first SEC game of the 2014 college football season, Texas A&M has a new star quarterback, and his name is Kenny Hill. The No. 21 ranked Aggies were alive early and often against No. 9 South Carolina, in South Carolina, as they came away with a […]
Via Full Scale Sports
14 hours ago

Logan Mankins: 'It's a sad day not to be with' Patriots

Logan Mankins is a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers now, but all the guard has ever known is the “Patriot Way.” On Thursday, the Bucs held a press conference for Mankins, who was traded from New England to Tampa Bay on Tuesday, and ESPN’s Pat Yasinskas wrote that he sounded like “a man still in shock.” “It’s a sad day not to be with those guys,” Mankins said. “But...
Via NESN.com
14 hours ago

Josh Shaw asked USC to make change to fabricated hero story

How caught up was Josh Shaw in his own lie? He even called USC officials to make a correction to the fabricated story posted on their website that portrayed him as a hero. Newsweek published a story Thursday that includes some of the details of how Shaw managed to fool USC officials about how he […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 hours ago

Jake 'The Snake' Roberts has double pneumonia, hospitalized

WWE Hall of Famer Jake “The Snake” Roberts has reportedly been hospitalized after collapsing on a flight from Atlanta to Las Vegas. The wrestler was taken to a Las Vegas hospital upon landing, where he has been in and out of consciousness and since been diagnosed with double pneumonia, according to TMZ Sports. Raj Giri of WrestlingInc.com adds that doctors also found fluid...
Via NESN.com
16 hours ago

Gonzalez on retirement: 'I don't even want to play anymore’

The cleats that Tony Gonzalez hung up are remaining right where they are. On Thursday, Gonzalez reiterated to the Boston Globe's Ben Volin that he's not interested in returning to the NFL. https://twitter.com/BenVolin/status/505029925209124864 https://twitter.com/BenVolin/statuses/505031071353036800 Not a whole lot has changed since Aug. 19, when Gonzalez insisted that...
Via Helmet2Helmet
18 hours ago

Report: Kobe studying Paul Pierce to help adjust his game

Kobe Bryant, like the great athletes before him, study and adapt their games to put them in the best position to be successful. Bryant is now 36, and will likely never have the springs that he once had.  In order to make himself as productive as he can be, Bryant is stealing a page from Michael Jordan, and evolving his game. According to James Herbert of Eye on Basketball, Bryant...
Via Thacover2
19 hours ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.