Shortly after Allaire's wunderkind Reimer earned a 6 GAA and 0.833 SV%, Phil Kessel was once again held almost solely responsible for the team's play.
When questioned about how Leaf's coach Ron Wilson has addressed his performance - quite disapointing for a perennial '40 goal man' - Kessel had this to say:
"No, me and Ron don't really talk."
There is some irony in his statement: it was made on the 100th birthday of Fmr. Pres. Ronald Regan known around the world as "The Great Communicator".
Alas, all is well in Leaf land.
Kessel says: "I want to be a Maple Leaf Forever".
Hug it out boys. And cue music. The lyrics are begging to be altered....