While Tyler Bozak tweeted that he "can't seem to find a Valentine," his Maple Leafs teammate, Phil Kessel, got a new linemate on the special day.

We'll have to wait and see how much Joffrey Lupul loves playing with Kessel on Tuesday night in Boston.

Kessel's goal-less streak is reaching personal-record proportions, and with the slump in mind, Leafs coach Ron Wilson put Wilson back on a line with Bozak at practice on Monday.

The new wrinkle is Lupul, who lined up on the left wing and acknowledged it is a position he rarely has played in his 6 1/2 years in the National Hockey League.

However, that was not a concern for Lupul, who did not record a point in his first two games with the Leafs after he was acquired from the Anaheim Ducks last week.

Rather than take a "What did I do to deserve this?" attitude, Lupul is prepared to do what he must to help the team's most expensive forward score goals.

"I know he is in a bit of a funk, probably the longest one he has ever been in," Lupul said. "But it's exciting to play with him, because you just know he is going to break out and when he does it is probably going to be in a big way.

"I'm just going to try to get in on the forecheck and get him the puck."

Of course, the hockey gods would have it no other way than the possibility that Kessel can equal his longest skid in the NHL if he goes without a goal against the Bruins, the team that happily gave him to the Leafs in order to obtain a couple of first-round draft picks.