Kessel's last minute goal Saturday gives him six goals and 11 points in his last 10 games.
He began 2016-17 with four goals in 19 games but has since potted 15 in his last 35. Kessel also leads the NHL with 24 power-play points, including seven goals and 17 assists. The winger is doing well despite playing with an ever-changing cast of linemates, though he hasn't seen much time with Sidney Crosby.
Kessel scored a goal and added a power-play helper Thursday in Colorado.
Kessel wasted little time taking advantage of the NHL's worst team, as he lit the lamp just 4:01 in. He added a point on Patric Hornqvist's power-play tally almost exactly one period later for his second multi-point effort in the past four games. With 52 points through 53 appearances, Kessel is easily on pace to top 70 points for the third time in his career and could even challenge his 2011-12 career high of 82.
The star winger has found the scoresheet in 13 of his past 18 games for seven goals and 19 points, which has improved his season-long totals to 17 and 50, respectively. Don't underrate Kessel. He's a top-tier scorer in the real game and an elite fantasy asset in all settings.
Kessel registered a goal, an assist and four shots on net during Friday's rout of Carolina.
The star winger had a single assist through his previous four games, but he got back on track with the multi-point effort Friday. Kessel is up to 14 goals and 44 points through 45 games this season, and he should continue to be viewed as an elite offensive producer in the real and virtual game.
Currently rolling along with a six-game point streak that includes two goals, eight points and 22 shots, Kessel is showing no signs of slowing down offensively. After a mediocre first few months with the