Phil Kessel scored two of his three goals in the opening 4:33 and became the first U.S. player with an Olympic hat trick in more than a decade, leading the Americans to a 5-1 win over Slovenia on Sunday.
It’s easy to be down on the Bruins right now, but here’s why you should like their matchup in the first round of the playoffs.
Entering Saturday’s game at the Air Canada Centre, the Penguins’ James Neal and the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Phil Kessel were tied for the league lead in goals. By the end of the night tough, not only did the Leafs’ come out on top with a 4-3 victory in a back and forth game, but it was Kessel whose 10th goal of the season not only held up as the game-winner but also pushed him past Neal in the standings.
A road victory slipped away from the Penguins, losing 3-2 in overtime to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night.