Nazem Kadri kept his point streak alive in Toronto’s come from behind 4-2 win against the New Jersey Devils Monday night at the ACC.
After a bleak first 40 minutes, the Leafs finally started to play in the third with Clarke MacArthur, Jay McClement and Phil Kessel all scoring for Toronto. This game marks the second third period comeback for Toronto this season. Kadri scored in the first and assisted on MacArthur’s goal to earn points in his fifth straight game. He leads the Leafs with 23 in 23 games.
James Reimer started between the pipes for Toronto, making his first appearance at the Air Canada Centre since February 11. His recovery from a mild medial collateral ligament strain appears complete – he made 28 saves for the win and kept the Leafs in the game earning him first star of the night.
The Devils, which have lost their last five, went into Monday’s game minus a very important piece with goalie Martin Brodeur on the bench. The hometown crowd didn’t seem to mind the missing superstar –cheers rose to the rafters on the announcement of his absence due to a sore back.
With the win, Toronto is now situated in 5th and ready for a playoff push. The Leafs host Ottawa Wednesday.