Nazem Kadri centered a line with Phil Kessel on Thursday and the two clicked immediately.
Tyler Bozak, who normally is the first-line pivot, was getting a day of rest. Kadri set Kessel up for two second-period goals. "I have always wanted to play with Phil (Kessel) because he is a world-class player," Kadri said. "I want to make myself better by playing with those type of guys. He really opens the ice up for you, especially with (Joffrey Lupul) on the other side."