May 12, 2013
Leafs' Nazem Kadri finally comes back to life
By STEVE BUFFERY, QMI Agency
He wasn’t the best player on the ice, but one of the major bonuses of Sunday night’s 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins (besides the actual win) is the fact that Nazem Kadri, the Leafs’ second-leading scorer in the regular season, finally came to life. After setting up James van Riemsdyk in front of the net in the second period, Kadri set up Dion Phaneuf’s goal in the third with one of his dandy cut-to-the-centre wrist shots, and almost scored on a two-on-one with Phil Kessel later. That assist doubled Kadri’s point total in six playoff games. In fact, the line of Kadri, Kessel and JVR was by far the best unit on the ice.
Watched Leafs TV in the hours leading up to the game. Apparently, Maple Leaf Square was the place to be ... unless you’re a grumpy, hermit-type individual who doesn’t appreciate people smiling and having a good time. That’s why I stayed home.