Individual Playoff Surprises & Disappointments – Eastern Conference

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Toronto Maple Leafs – Phil Kessel

May 13, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Phil Kessel (81) takes a shot on goal during the third period in game seven of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Kessel went a long way to slaying his demons against the Bruins, and almost keyed what would have been a huge upset.  Even if they were closely matched in the standings, the gap between the Bruins and Leafs was massive, and Kessel showed a lot about his willingness to play in tough and uncomfortable  situations.