Regular season games don’t often linger in the memory, but last night’s midweek tilt between the Leafs and Jets had some pretty entertaining moments that made it one to remember: Joffrey Lupul destroying the net cam after a great pass from Phil Kessel; Jets 18-year-old rookie Mark Scheifele scoring his first NHL goal; Alex Burmistrov’s flash of brilliance as he made Luke Schenn look silly; Kessel and captain Dion Phaneuf’s awkward flying man hug after the Leafs tied the game and rookie Matt Frattin winning the game for the Leafs in a shootout.
The blue and white now take the show on the road, opening a four-game trip in Boston against the defending Stanley Cup champions (7 p.m., TSN). Apparently Nazem Kadri has been called back up and will be in the lineup against the Bruins.
Dave Shoalts takes a look at the game from the Jets’ perspective.
A game recap from James Mirtle.
Toronto Star columnist Dave Feschuk on Kessel’s torrid start.
The Star’s Damien Cox felt last night’s win was a weird one.
National Post reporter Michael Traikos wonders if the Leafs can survive the season with two forwards.
Toronto Sun scribe Rob Longley looks at the road trip ahead.
Michael Langlois at Vintage Leaf Memories says Kessel is the new Mr. October.
The Grid takes a look at what it is to be a Leaf fan.
ESPN’s Bill Simmons writes about buying LA Kings season tickets.
Watch Lupul destroy the net cam: