May 4, 2013, 10:31 PM EDT
As per Mark Masters of TSN, that was Kessel’s first ever even-strength goal against the Bruins, the same team that selected Kessel in the first round, fifth overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
You’ll recall Kessel was traded from Boston to Toronto in September of 2009.
After being held without a point – and just one shot – in the series opening loss Wednesday, Kessel was much more effective Saturday. He had 30 shifts, compared to his 21 in Game 1, and was much more of an offensive presence. He not only had the goal, but four shots as well.
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