Phil Kessel RW PIT 7 days ago
Kessel picked up a goal and a power-play assist to go with three shots in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Sabres.
Kessel assisted on Sidney Crosby's power-play goal to make it 3-3 in the second period, then scored the only goal of the final frame with 6:11 left to send it to overtime. The speedy winger has four goals and five assists over his current five-game point streak and is up to 24 points in 20 games.
Phil Kessel RW PIT 1 week ago
Kessel scored for the third straight game and added a helper in Saturday's shootout loss to Nashville.
Kessel has been an absolute machine this season, firing a whopping 78 shots on goal through 19 contests. After a slow start in the goal-scoring department, Kessel is really starting to find the back of the net with consistency. The sniper is up to seven goals and 22 points through 19 games and has been one of the most reliable fantasy wingers thus far. There's no reason he shouldn't be in your lineup whenever Pittsburgh takes to the ice.
Phil Kessel RW PIT 2 weeks ago
Kessel registered a goal, two assists, three shots and a plus-2 rating during Tuesday's 3-1 win over Arizona.
A model of consistency this season, Kessel has marked the scoresheet in 13 of 17 games this season for five goals, 19 points and 71 shots. Interestingly, he's also leading the Penguins in scoring. Continue to turn to Kessel confidently in all fantasy settings, and it's definitely worth noting that there is still positive regression ahead of his 7.0 shooting percentage.
Phil Kessel RW PIT 3 weeks ago
Kessel assisted on his team's first and last goal Wednesday in a 3-2 win over Edmonton.
At 11 assists, Kessel ranks seventh in the league in helpers. Playing in Pittsburgh's high-powered offense means that there are plenty of scoring chances to go around, and Kessel is making the most of the teammates around him.
Phil Kessel RW PIT 4 weeks ago
Kessel scored a terrific wrister to secure the 2-1 overtime victory against Edmonton on Tuesday.
The goal was his third of the season, bringing his total to 10 points in as many games. Kessel has heated up over the last week, logging six points over his last four contests with 17 shots on goal and a plus-2 rating during that span. A threat to score every night, the 30-year-old Wisconsin native will look to stay hot on Thursday against the Jets.
Phil Kessel RW PIT 1 month ago
Kessel recorded two power-play assists during Friday's 4-3 win over Florida.
The steady winger now has a goal and four assists through his past two games and nine points over eight contests for the campaign. Kessel is a high-volume shooter attached to an elite power-play unit, and he projects to turn in another high-end fantasy campaign in 2017-18.
Phil Kessel RW PIT 1 month ago
Kessel scored a goal and added two assists (one on the power play) during Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win against the Rangers.
It's encouraging to see Kessel find the back of the net, as this was just his second goal of the campaign. The go-to winger has two tallies and seven points through the first seven games of the season, and he's remained a high-volume shooter with 29 shots. Kessel might not overwhelm, but he hasn't missed a game in eight seasons, is a staple on the No. 1 power-play unit and projects to flirt with another 70-point game campaign. There's a lot to be said for his reliability.
Phil Kessel RW PIT 2 months ago
Kessel scored a power-play goal in Thursday's 10-1 loss to Chicago.
Kessel rebounded after getting blanked by St. Louis in the opener, providing a personal silver lining in an otherwise ugly performance as the defending champs fell to 0-1-1. Production with the extra man is nothing new for Kessel, who recorded a career-high 30 power-play points during last year's 70-point campaign.
Phil Kessel RW PIT 5 months ago
Kessel scored his first goal of the Stanley Cup Final and added two assists in Thursday's Game 5 win over Nashville.
It was a perfect shot from Kessel, who hadn't scored since Game 5 against the Senators. While he hadn't been finding twine, Kessel has been a threat all postseason, racking up 23 points in 24 games. The sniper has actually surpassed his output from last season's cup-winning run and him and Evgeni Malkin have been flat-out dominant at times. The Penguins are one win away from another Stanley Cup and Kessel is playing a key role once again.
Phil Kessel RW PIT 6 months ago
Kessel registered an assist during Wednesday's Game 2 win over Nashville to reach the 20-point mark for the second consecutive postseason.
The winger has cooled off a bit with just two goals and seven points through his past 11 games, but Kessel is now up to 30 tallies and 33 helpers over 67 career playoff games. Additionally registering 20 playoff points in consecutive seasons is an impressive feat. He often flies under the radar with Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin garnering more attention and headlines, but No. 81 remains an integral part of the Pittsburgh attack.