Nazem Kadri celebrates after scoring in the first period against the Buffalo Sabres Thursday, Mrrch 21, 2013, in Buffalo. (AFP)
Nazem Kadri felt great on Friday.
Ben Scrivens? Not as much.
Kadri finds himself in eighth place in NHL scoring and in eighth place in plus-minus.
“The goals and assists are great and all, but the plus-19 really stands out for me,” Kadri said. “It is the stat I am most impressed (with). I think I have made some definite leaps since the first time I got here in that department.”
Kadri is plus-19 in 31 games. He also has 13 goals and 20 assists. Hard to believe there might have been a time when he was going to be traded to the Vancouver Canucks in a package to bring goalie Roberto Luongo to Toronto.
Scrivens was one of a handful of Leafs on the ice for an optional skate at the MasterCard Centre, along with Joffrey Lupul (who has one game left to serve on a two-game suspension, Colton Orr, Ryan Hamilton, Frazer McLaren and Mike Kostka.