Kessel notched two assists and had six shots on goal in Monday's 4-2 loss to Winnipeg. Kessel figured in on two goals by Nick Schmaltz in the first period as the Coyotes built a 2-0 lead. It was the first multi-point game for Kessel in nearly two months. He had been going through a bit of a dry spell in recent weeks, having entered the night with just one goal in his previous seven games. The 32-year-old has tallied 14 goals and 38 points in 70 games on the season.
Kessel scored a power-play goal on three shots and blocked two shots in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Capitals. Kessel got a piece of a Jakob Chychrun blast and tipped it behind Braden Holtby for the Coyotes' go-ahead goal in the third period. The 32-year-old winger has three points in his last five games. He's now at 13 tallies, 34 points, 128 shots and 17 power-play points through 61 contests.
Kessel scored twice and added an assist in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Sharks. Kessel's second-period tally came on the power play. He's up to 11 goals and 30 points in 49 contests this season. Last year, he needed only 19 games to reach double-digits in scores. Kessel has picked up 14 of his points with a man advantage.
Kessel registered three assists, including one on the power play, in a 5-2 victory over the Panthers on Tuesday. Despite his team's success, the 32-year-old hasn't been the same dominant offensive force he was in Pittsburgh with the Coyotes. Having said that, maybe he's heating up, as he has a goal and five assists in the last four games. Kessel will need a lot more of that to get close to his preseason expectations. He has nine goals and 27 points with a minus-16 rating in 45 games this season.
Kessel had a power-play assist and two PIM in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Flyers. With the helper, Kessel now has a three-game point streak. His first season with the Coyotes has largely been a disappointment, as the 32-year-old winger has only 24 points (nine markers, 15 helpers) and a minus-18 rating through 44 games. He's on pace to score fewer than 20 goals for the first time since 2007-08, his second season in the league.
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