On Tuesday night, Phil Kessel scored, picked up an assist and likely drove new Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle crazy.

Carlyle is known to be a strict taskmaster, a coach who demands a solid effort from his players in all three zones of the ice. He expects his scorers to check and to skate hard for quick shifts and then get the hell off the ice.

That being said (and not always being done in Kessel's case), it's going to be interesting to see how the working relationship between Carlyle and Kessel develops.

Tuesday's 5-4 loss against the Boston Bruins was a typical Kessel game. The flashy winger scored his team-leading 33rd of the season and picked up an assist (both points coming on the power play), and was awful defensively, finishing the game a minus two, despite his two points. In a span of 41 seconds in the second period, the Bruins scored two goals on the Leafs with the Kessel-Tyler Bozak—Joffrey Lupul line on the ice.