Watch this rocket of a shot from Phil Kessel

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Phil Kessel is good. This is why.

It's been business as usual for the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night.

They were booed off the ice in the first period after generating just two shots on goal (the sixth time this season they had fewer than six shots in a period), and then came out in the second period and scored on three of their next nine shots to erase a 2-0 deficit.

That's just what the Maple Leafs do, almost as if it's some sort of magic.

Maybe it is. But some of it is skill, too, and there is no player on the team with more skill than Phil Kessel, and that was on display when he beat Jonas Hiller with this absolute rocket of a snap shot on the odd-man rush.

That's called picking the corner, and it was a beauty. That's why they're going to pay him nearly $64 million over the next eight seasons.

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