Kessel has quiet night in Pens’ easy win over Leafs


Phil Kessel made his long-awaited return to Toronto on Saturday, but his impact on the game was minimal.

The 28-year-old had no points and just one shot on goal in Pittsburgh’s 4-0 win over Toronto.

He was booed when he touched the puck for the first time.

Pittsburgh didn’t get much production from their top guns, as Kessel, Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin combined for zero points and two shots in the win.

They got goals from Chris Kunitz, Eric Fehr, Matt Cullen and Patric Hornqvist.

Despite keeping the Penguins’ stars off the scoreboard, the Leafs didn’t do many other positive things.

It was a smooth night for Marc-Andre Fleury, who faced just 21 shots in the contest.

The same can’t be said for Jonathan Bernier. The Leafs goaltender has been prone to giving up soft goals all season, and that continued on Saturday night.

The Leafs fell to 1-7-2 this season, while the Penguins improve to 7-4-0.