Kesler contributed a pair of helpers in Friday's win over the Coyotes. The surging Ducks have won six straight games and Kesler has played a key role in the team's recent success, racking up three goals and nine points in that span. The two-way center now has 11 goals and 26 points on the season and should be rolled out with confidence right now.
Kesler unleashed a season-high 10 shots on goal and was rewarded with an empty-net tally, an assist and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's win over Boston. The guy's been on fire lately, pumping out five goals and four assists in the last eight games. Ryan Getzlaf may ostensibly be the Ducks' top pivot, but Kesler has actually averaged half a minute more of ice time than him this year. The production's still relatively thin overall thanks to a brutal start, but with the Ducks starting to look more cohesive as a team, look for Kesler to continue finding his way onto the scoresheet with regularity.
Kesler scored twice in Anaheim's 4-3 victory over Detroit on Saturday night. Rip Van Winkle woke from his deep slumber when the calendar turned to 2016 and he has six goals and three assists in 10 games since. His owner may be frustrated, so starting sniffing out a deal. Kesler's improvement will be noticeable before long and you'll lose your window of opportunity.
Kesler scored twice and fired five shots on goal in Friday's shootout win over the Blues. A great effort from Kesler, who was named first star of the game after he opened the scoring and then helped force overtime with the game-tying goal in the third period. The 31-year-old is heating up right now, having scored four times in his last four games, putting him at eight goals and 16 points in 40 outings on the season. While he's been having a quiet year, the Ducks are getting back on track and have picked up 12 points in their last eight games. Kesler is skating on the top power-play unit and has scored three times with the man advantage in his last four games, so the former 41-goal-scorer is worth looking at, especially if Anaheim continues to gain momentum.
Kesler has two goals in his past two games, increasing his season total to six. After only recording one goal in the entire month of December, Kesler now has two in two games since the start of January. His team's offensive struggles this season have been well-documented, so a return to form from the former 40-goal scorer will be a nice little change for the goal-starved squad. His decreased goal numbers this season could be a product of his decreased shot totals this season. As he's only on pace for 170 shots, this would be his lowest total in a full season since 2005-06.
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