Phil Kessel

#81 RW / Pittsburgh Penguins / EXP: 11YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 202 lb Age: 30 College: Minnesota

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 his talented teammates.

  • Penguins' Phil Kessel: Pockets overtime winner
    By RotoWire Staff

    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 Thursday against the Jets.

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