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Kadri scored a goal in Toronto's 6-3 win over the Rangers Sunday.

Kadri set career highs in goals and assists last season, but spent much of the offseason attempting to improve his goal scoring abilities to build on his 2013-14 season. He's off to a good start in that department so far, with a pair of goals in the team's first three games.

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Kadri scored his first goal of the season in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Canadiens.

He tipped a Brandon Kozun shot to open the scoring for the Leafs. He spent considerable time over the summer working on his goal-scoring abilities, so watch for both his SOG and goal totals to climb to career marks this season.

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Kadri has been working on his shot over the summer and is looking to put up a lot more points this season, reports Sportsnet.ca. "Every single year I like my production to go up and up, so I want to get better [in terms of] goals, points, assists, plus/minus, time on ice," he said. "These are all things I think about and can improve on."

He's been in the gym working on wrist curls and strengthening his forearms and shoulders to improve his shot. "I've really been working on my shot and my release, knowing a lot of NHL goalies can't be beat without a quick release," said Kadri. "The power doesn't necessarily have to be there, but the release definitely does. I'm trying to score a few more goals and get more pucks on net." The center once potted 35 goals in 56 OHL games with the London Knights, but he will be hard pressed to replicate that scoring rate in the NHL. Still, he could certainly be in line for an improvement over his 20 goals from last season and 60 points could be in the offing.

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Nazem Kadri was named to Team Canada for the upcoming IIHF Championships scheduled to begin on May 9th in Belarus.

He will be joined on the squad by teammates Morgan Rielly and James Reimer. Kadri had an inconsistent season but still set career highs in goals and points with 20 and 50 respectively. Reilly is a promising defenseman who just scratched the surface of his vast talent this season. We all know about the trials Reimer had in 2013-14.

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Nazem Kadri understands that trade rumors could heat up again for his services, but he'd like to stay in Toronto.

"I've cherished my time (as a Leaf) and hopefully it continues," Kadri said on Wednesday. "I love Toronto. I love our fans and how passionate they are." He has averaged 17:25 of ice time per contest in 2013-14 and he's recorded 50 points (20 goals, 30 assists) in 76 games.

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Nazem Kadri scored the winner for the Maple Leafs in their 4-3 overtime trimph over the Bruins on Thursday night.

Kadri had a ton of expectations heaped on him this season, his second full campaign in the NHL, after tallying 44 points last year. While he didn't take the leap many hoped for, he has been plenty productive for a young player, with 19 goals and 49 points. James van Riemsdyk, Tyler Bozak and Paul Ranger netted the other goals, while Phil Kessel and Cody Franson picked up two helpers apiece.

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Nazem Kadri contributed two assists in Toronto's 3-2 win over Los Angeles on Thursday night.

He had a hand in setting up goals by defensemen Dion Phaneuf and Carl Gunnarsson. Kadri has two goals and four points in his past five matches. He also established a new career high for points in a season with 46 in 64 contests.

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Nazem Kadri ended a six-game goalless skid in Wednesday's overtime win over the New York Rangers.

Kadri was red hot prior to the Olympic break, but he's looked sluggish since the NHL resumed play. Getting back on the scoresheet could be just what he needs to get going again. He has produced 16 goals and 43 points in 60 games this season.

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Nazem Kadri likes to play physical and that edge he plays with is a big part of his game.

"Sometimes that's how I get myself in the game, emotionally and physically," Kadri said. "It's working for me, though I understand I have to take the side of caution. But at the same time, I have to finish my hits. At home, to get the crowd and the energy going, it's always important to get involved." He has a great deal of skill to go with his penchant for hard hits. Kadri's ability to get under the skin of the opposition has also led to many power plays for the Leafs. His offense has picked up as well of late, as he will take a five-game point streak into Tuesday's contest.

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Nazem Kadri had a goal and an assist in Toronto's 6-3 win on Saturday.

Bozak is on a three-game point streak. Injuries have disrupted his season, but when he's healthy, he's recorded 11 goals and 29 points in 33 games.