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Phil Kessel

Arizona Coyotes

Phil Kessel picked up his 4th goal of the season as the Coyotes beat the Kings 3-2.

Fantasy Impact: The 2019-20 season has been a disappointment for Phil Kessel. The 32-year-old winger has 4 goals, and 14 points in 24 games. Fantasy owners should keep him in their lineups though, as Kessel is certainly capable of higher production.

 

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This was Phil Kessel's first point in the past 4 games, October 15th at Winnipeg was the last time Kessel recorded a point.

Fantasy Impact: Phil Kessel's tenure in Arizona has not started well, he has 2 goals, and 7 points in 12 games. Kessel has more than proven that he can produce in the NHL, but at this point fantasy owners may need to temper their expectations a bit. Kessel should pick up the pace in the goal scoring department, but it's not realistic to think he matches the point totals he had in Pittsburgh the past two seasons (92 and 82).

 

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Phil Kessel had a pair of goals, both on the power-play, as the Coyotes beat the Predators 5-2 on Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact: Kessel is off to a slow start to his tenure in Arizona, he had just 2 assists in his first 5 games for the Coyotes. However, Kessel is proven goal scorer, and Thursday should help get the 32-year-old going. He has 4 points, in 6 games.

 

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Phil Kessel didn't record a point in the milestone game, as the Coyotes fell 3-2 to the Avalanche in OT.

Fantasy Impact: It has been a slow start to the 2019-20 season for Phil Kessel, with no goals, and just 1 assist in 4 games. Kessel is coming off 92, and 82 point seasons the past two years, and while he is unlikely to hit those totals in 2019-20, he will certainly get going at some point this season. Fantasy owners can expect Kessel to push the 25 goal, 65-70 point mark this season.

 

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Phil Kessel recorded an assist as the Coyotes fell 2-1 to the Ducks.

Fantasy Impact: Phil Kessel is going to be relied upon to help lift the Coyotes offense this season. Arizona fans may be discouraged with another low scoring output from the Coyotes, something that was all too familiar last season, but it was nice to see Kessel click with line-mates Derek Stepan and Clayton Keller on the teams lone goal. Kessel is unlikely to put up career numbers in Arizona, but can still be relied upon for good fantasy production.

 

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have decided to trade Phil Kessel to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Alex Galchenyuk and defensive prospect Pierre-Oliver Joseph. (Source: NHL.com)

Fantasy Impact: In his four seasons with the Penguins, Kessel amassed 110 goals, 193 assists, and two Stanley Cup championships. Kessel will be reunited with Rick Tocchet who was an assistant coach for Pittsburgh between 2014 and 2017. The soon to be 32-year old forward will be taking on a leadership role for a young team eager to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2012.

 

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Phil Kessel didn't record a point in Saturday's loss against Tampa Bay.

Fantasy Impact: It's Kessel's fourth consecutive performance without a point recorded. He's still having a solid season as he's recorded 57 points through 55 games played.

 

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Phil Kessel scored once and added two assists in the Pittsburgh Penguins 7-4 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night. Kessel finished the game with 15:16 of ice time and 4 SOG to go along with his three points.

Fantasy Impact: With the three points Kessel is now up to 18 goals and 32 assists for 50 points through 44 games played this season. Kessel continues to chug along at over a point-per-game pace and is a dangerous weapon on the power play for the Pens.

 

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Phil Kessel scored two goals and added an assist in the win on Thursday against Detroit.

Fantasy Impact: The goals were his 15th and 16th on the season, putting his point total up to 40. The Penguins have seemed to turn their season around, and Kessel remains a must start.

 

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Phil Kessel scored twice on the power play and added two assists in the win on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Kessel now has 31 points on the season, 12 goals and 21 assists. He should remain productive skating on Pittsburghs top line.

 

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Phil Kessel had an assist in a win against Columbus on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: The assist was his 17th of the season and his 27th point. He's now picked up a point in each of his past eight games and has 11 points in that span.

 

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Phil Kessel put in two goals in the win over the Flames Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact: Kessel is consistent in points for fantasy owners. He now has six goals and six assists on this season and there should be no change in the way fantasy owners use Kessel.

 

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Phil Kessel had two assists helping Pittsburgh to a 6-5 overtime win versus Edmonton. He also had one shot on goal and finished with a minus-one rating in 18:49 minutes of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: Kessel is off to a nice start this season with four goals and six assists in seven games played. In his last five games, he has four goals and four assists.

 

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Phil Kessel scored three goals in the win over the Golden Knights Thursday evening.

Fantasy Impact: Kessel had a hat trick on Thursday night's win over the Golden Knights. This was a fabulous night for Kessel, adding three more points to his season. Fantasy owners need to keep putting Kessel in their line ups.

 

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Phil Kessel registered two assists in a 3-2 overtime win over the Islanders.

Fantasy Impact: Kessel has eight points in his last five games. Kessel now has 27 goals and 74 points in 66 games this year.

 

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Phil Kessel finished with a shorthanded goal and one assist in Thursday's loss to the Bruins.

Fantasy Impact: Kessel's up to 72 points in 65 games and he's dragged his rating up to even thanks to a plus-10 mark over the last 15 contests.

 

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Phil Kessel has one goal and one assist, both on the power-play Tuesday against the Flyers.

Fantasy Impact: All six of Kessel's goals in the past six games have come with the extra man, but Kessel has been awful at even strength. Kessel has a minus-9 rating on the season.

 

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Phil Kessel had a huge four-point game Saturday against the Lightning. He tallied two goals and added two assists to his stat line.

Fantasy Impact: Kessel now has a three game point streak. During this three game point streak he has seven points including three goals. Kessel has 20 helpers in 25 games this season. Kessel is a must start just with his prolific power play skill.

 

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Phil Kessel picked up a goal and a power-play assist in Tuesday's win against the Sabres.

Fantasy Impact: Kessel has four goals and five assists over this five game streak and is up to 24 points in 20 games.

 

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Phil Kessel scored for the third straight game and added a helper in Saturday's shootout loss to Nashville

Fantasy Impact: Kessel has been a machine this season, firing a whopping 78 shots on goal through 19 contests. Kessel started slow, but is starting to find the back of the net. Kessel is up to seven goals and 22 points through 19 games and has been a very reliable winger thus far. If still available, be sure to add him to your lineup whenever Pittsburgh takes the ice.

 

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Phil Kessel recorded two power-play assists Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Kessel now has a goal and four assists during the past two games and nine points through eight games. Kessel is an high-volume shooter on a great power-play team. look for him to keep producing at this level.

 

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Phil Kessel scored during a 5-on-3 power play against the Blackhawks Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Kessel's power play goal was the only real bright spot for the Penguins Thursday as the Penguins ended up losing 10-1. Look for Kessel to emulate his past two seasons production this year.

 

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With seven minutes remaining in the game Kessel received the puck in stride from center Evgeni Malkin, took his shot that was blocked by J-G Pageau but fell right back to him and his second attempt found the way next to the mammoth of a still re-setting Craig Anderson. Pittsburgh managed to protect it's narrow lead and the goal became the game-winner.

Fantasy Impact: Kessel is at a point-per-game rate with 14 points in as many games.

 

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The PP unit was just playing tic-tac-toe until the puck found Kessel long side, who-one-timed it in.

Fantasy Impact: Kessel has 5 goals and 13 points in the playoffs.

 

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Kessel set up a Malkin one-timer late in the third to get the Pens back into the game playing 6-on-5 with an empty net.

Fantasy Impact: Kessel has been terrific for the Penguins lately, scoring 12 points in 8 games.

 

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Two snipes, two goals for Phil Kessel. One on a rush top-shelf, the other a pin-point five-hole tally on the powerplay. He also recorded an assist later in the game on the Malkin deflection goal.

Fantasy Impact: Kessel is tied goal-, assist- and point-wise with Sidney Crosby at 4-7-11, good for second overall in the playoffs, only behind teammate Evgeni Malkin.

 

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Kessel opened the scoring on a wrist shot from the top of the right circle.

Fantasy Impact: Kessel's total are 2 goals and 6 assists in 5 games going into the second round.

 

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Kessel added three helpers to his total, setting up a Justin Schultz shot converted by Patric Hornqvist on the rebound, cycling a puck to Hainsey, whose shot into traffic bounced in, and Guentzel converting his rebound late in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Kessel has 1 goal and 5 assists in 4 games this postseason.

 

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Kessel records a powerplay assist on Jake Guentzel second goal of the night.

Fantasy Impact: Despite another relatively quiet game from Kessel, he has 3 points in 3 games.

 

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Kessel kicked the puck to Rust in the slot for his assist, but it was his beauty-of-a-snipe into the top far corner on the PP that stole the show and won the game for the Pens.

Fantasy Impact: Kessel was only outshined by Fleury, but his 2 points put him in the early scoring lead in the playoffs.

 

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Kessel threw the puck at the net as it's always a good idea and it turned out to be just that, when Bonino latched on the loose puck and slid it in.

Fantasy Impact: Kessel finishes the season with 70 points (23/47).

 

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Phil Kessel scored Pittsburgh1s opening goal in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Phil Kessel has 69 points (23/46) on the season with 1 game to go.

 

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Kessel actually fanned on a shot missing an empty net, but his rebound was kind enought to fall on the stick of Patric Hornqvist.

Fantasy Impact: Kessel hasn't scored in 10 games, but has 6 assists in them. No matter how much he's missing Malkin, his point total is still in the upper echelon and Malkin will be ready to go soon.

 

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Kessel assisted Justin Schultz in the second period of the Penguins' 4-3 win over the Sabres.

Fantasy Impact: With 59 points in 64 games and +1 on the ice, Kessel is on track to meet or exceed his career norm.

 

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Kessel assisted Sidney Crosby's PPG in the second period of the Penguins' 3-1 victory over the Hurricanes.

Fantasy Impact: With 56 points in 59 games and +2 on the ice, Kessel is greatly outpacing his career norm.

 

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Kessel's PPG late in the third period tied the game at 3-3 to send it into overtime.

Fantasy Impact: With 55 points in 56 games, Kessel is producing at a pace well above his career norm. He is on a four-game point streak.

 

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Kessel scored in the third period of the Penguins' 4-0 victory over the Canucks.

Fantasy Impact: With 54 points in 55 games, Kessel is well above his career norm.

 

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Kessel scored at 19:45 in the third period to tie the game at 3-3 and send it to overtime, but the Penguins lost to the Coyotes.

Fantasy Impact: With 53 points in 54 games, Kessel has been solid to hot all season and is outpacing his career norm. Good choice for fantasy.

 

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Kessel scored the overtime game winner as well as a goal in the first period as the Penguins defeated the Blue Jackets. He was also credited with an assist on Nick Bonino's second period goal.

Fantasy Impact: Kessel's three-point game puts him at 50 in 50 as he stays hot--and well above his career norm.

 

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Kessel assisted Sidney Crosby for the final score of Pittsburgh's 5-1 victory over Boston.

Fantasy Impact: With 45 points in 46 games, Kessel is having a nice season.

 

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Kessel scored in the second period of the Penguins' 7-1 crushing of the Carolina Hurricanes. He also assisted Carl Hagelin.

Fantasy Impact: With 44 points in 45 games and +1 on the season, Kesse's stats are ahead of his career norm.

 

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Kessel assisted Nick Bonino's second period goal to tie the game at 3-3. Pittsburgh won 8-7 over Washington in overtime.

Fantasy Impact: With 42 points in 43 games, Kessel's scoring pace is slightly above his career norm.

 

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Kessel assisted PPG goals for Evgeny Malkin and Patric Hornqvist in the third period of a game the Penguins lost 5-2 to Washington.

Fantasy Impact: Kessel is on a hot streak, with seven points in his last five games. Overall, at 41 points in 40 games, he is performing above his career norm.

 

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Kessel scored in the third period to put the Penguins up 5-2 over Tampa Bay.

Fantasy Impact: With six points in his last five games and a very solid season going, Kessel is a good choice for a fantasy trade if you can get him.

 

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Phil Kessel provided his 25th assist of the season in the team's win over the Hurricanes. He finished with an even rating and four shots on goal.

Fantasy Impact: Kessel has assists in each of his last three games, with five points total over his last five. He's been a solid player on the year, with 36 points in 37 games for the Penguins.

 

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Phil Kessel scored a game-winning power-play goal in an eventual 7-2 win over the Rangers on Tuesday night. Kessel also had an assist.

Fantasy Impact: Kessel has 33 points in 33 games this season, but has surprisingly more assists (22) than goals (11). We're seeing just how good he can be with a solid cast around him.

 

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Phil Kessel scores in win

Tue, Dec 13th 11:40am EST
By Blaine Blontz

Phil Kessel scored his 10th goal of the season in Monday's blowout win over Arizona. He fired six shots on goal and finished with a +2 rating.

Fantasy Impact: Kessel has been on fire in December, with 10 points in six games. He has been solid all season, but he's really rewarded owners this month, which has included three multi-point efforts.

 

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Phil Kessel scored a goal and added a pair of assists in Monday's win over the Senators. He finished with a +3 rating and two shots on goal.

Fantasy Impact: Kessel had a great line, as did several of his teammates on Monday. It's his second straight multi-point game, and he has six points over his last three games. The streak has boosted him to better than a point per game on the season with 27 in 26 games.

 

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Phil Kessel scores in loss

Thu, Nov 17th 8:54am EST
By Blaine Blontz

Phil Kessel scored a goal and finished with two shots on goal in Wednesday's loss to the Capitals.

Fantasy Impact: Kessel netted the only goal for the Penguins, who will look to rebound Friday against the Islanders. He's now up to 14 points in 16 games and continues to be a solid contributor for fantasy purposes.

 

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Phil Kessel scored his first goal of the season on Saturday, a goal that would end up being a game-winner on the power-play.

Fantasy Impact: With the Penguins mostly keeping their Stanley Cup winning roster in tact, expect similar production from Kessel again in 2016-17.

 

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Phil Kessel recorded four shots and was a -2 in the Penguins loss in preseason action against the Red Wings on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Kessel had offseason surgery on his hand and played in his first preseason action tonight. It was promising that he managed to get four shots to the net in his first action and he should continue to improve as he gets more comfortable. He will look to match or improve on his 26 goals from last season and this was a solid first step.

 

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Kessel assisted on the first Pittsburgh goal as they tried to get back in the game.

Fantasy Impact: He has 22 points this postseason after 59 points in the regular season. He is not Malkin or Crosby in terms of other-worldly ability but he is still a top player who is a valid choice if you are looking to guess who will step up for the Penguins. If he remains with the Penguins, he is also a good target for next season as he will be surrounded by talent

 

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Kessel recorded assists on the first two goals of the game, the second of which would turn out to be the winning goal.

Fantasy Impact: He has 21 points this postseason after 59 points in the regular season. He is not Malkin or Crosby in terms of other-worldly ability but he is still a top player who is a valid choice if you are looking to guess who will step up for the Penguins. If he remains with the Penguins, he is also a good target for next season as he will be surrounded by talent.

 

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Kessel scored the opening goal of the game which held up until less than 5 minutes left in the third period.

Fantasy Impact: He has 19 points this postseason after 59 points in the regular season. He is not Malkin or Crosby in terms of other-worldly ability but he is still a top player who is a valid choice if you are looking to guess who will step up for the Penguins.

 

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Kessel scored the opening goal of the game that gave the Penguins a lead to play with that they never were even tied again during the game.

Fantasy Impact: He has 18 points this postseason after 59 points in the regular season. He is a top player so he should be a consideration as long as his team is alive,

 

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Kessel scored a goal to open the scoring for the Penguins as they fought back from down 4-0 to make it 4-3 which was the final.

Fantasy Impact: He has 17 points this postseason after 59 points in the regular season. If he keeps producing, I may eventually need to start typing "He is a top player who is hot this postseason" in other languages just to make it slightly different.

 

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Kessel scored a goal and assisted on another as the Penguins struck for a late goal in the second period and added three more in the third for a 4-2 victory.

Fantasy Impact: He has 16 points this postseason after 59 points in the regular season. If he keeps producing, I may eventually need to start typing "He is a top player who is hot this postseason" in other languages just to make it slightly different.

 

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Kessel scored a first period goal to put the Penguins up 2-0 in what would end up as an overtime win.

Fantasy Impact: He has 14 points this postseason after 59 points in the regular season. It gets hard after awhile to find new ways to say that a player is extremely talented, is producing strong numbers and has a good chance to help you.

 

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Kessel recorded an assist on four shots.

Fantasy Impact: He has 13 points this postseason after 59 points in the regular season. With only four teams left, he should be in the pool of players considered.

 

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Kessel scored two goals to help open up a 3-0 lead and then assisted on the series-winning goal in overtime.

Fantasy Impact: He had six points in this series and is an important part of the Penguins' offense so he remains viable for DFS in the next round.

 

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Kessel tallied two goals in the Penguins 6-3 win over the Red Wings on Thursday night. He also recorded four shots.

Fantasy Impact: Kessel continues to score goals at a good clip. Although he may not have be seeing the boost expected from joining the Penguins, he is still productive and will have a chance to eclipse the 30 goal mark this season.

 

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Phil Kessel pushed his goal total on the year to 14 with a pair of tallies in Pittsburgh's 4-3 win over Philadelphia on Thursday. (Source: NHL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Kessel has seen his share of scrutinizing press lately but has started to gain momentum, recording five points with two goals and three assists over his last four contests.

 

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Kessel scored two goals on four shots on Monday against the Blue Jackets.

Fantasy Impact: Kessel had gone eight games without tallying a goal. He will have to step up his performance in the absence of Sidney Crosby, and if tonight is any indication, he is ready to take on that responsibility.

 

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Phil Kessel scored a pair of goals in Pittsburgh's 5-1 win over San Jose on Tuesday. (Source: NHL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Kessel snapped a four-game scoreless streak on Tuesday, bringing his season total up to nine tallies. Struggling to find consistency early in the campaign, Kessel's season-high two goals on Tuesday might jump-start his production.

 

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Kessel scored his seventh goal of the season against the Sharks on Saturday night. He recorded six total shots for the game.

Fantasy Impact: Kessel had not tallied a goal in five games, so he was due to find the back of the net. The Penguins have yet to find their footing on offense, so it is little surprise that Kessel has been inconsistent this season.

 

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Kessel got hot this week as he recorded four points, two goals and two assists.

Fantasy Impact: It took a bit of time for Kessel to get comfortable with the Penguins. He seems to be settling in nicely of late, however, as he has recorded at least one point in seven of his last nine games.

 

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Phil Kessel continues to produce

Thu, Oct 29th 12:09am EDT
By Daniel Marcus

Kessel scored a goal in the Penguins win over the Capitals on Wednesday night. It was his fourth of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Kessel has picked up the slack with both Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin failing to produce to this point in the season. Kessel's production is exactly what you would expect from him, as he has scored a goal in three of his last four games.

 

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Kessel recorded the game winning goal in overtime on Saturday. He recorded six total shots in 19:20 of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: It hasn't been the strongest of starts to the season for Kessel, and his lack of shots has been a concern. However, tonight was a big night for Kessel as he recorded a season high six shots, and may be a sign of him getting comfortable with his new team.

 

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Phil Kessel scored his first goal of the season and recorded three shots on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: The Penguins have yet to get on track offensively, but when they do Kessel will be a beneficiary. The only forward to log more minutes on the ice Saturday was Sidney Crosby, showing that Kessel will play a large role in the Penguins offense as expected.

 

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Phil Kessel leads team in SOG

Fri, Oct 9th 9:50am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Kessel lead the Penguins with six shots on goal, but he wasn't able to convert any of his targets.

Fantasy Impact: Kessel was fed by Sidney Crosby and others, but it was a disappointing night in his Penguins' debut. For owners, hopefully it's a sign that the team will continue to feed him, though he'll need to start converting more to warrant it.

 

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Phil Kessel scored two goals in his Pittsburgh Penguins preseason debut.

Fantasy Impact: Kessel skated on the same line as Sidney Crosby, and with the chemistry the two showed, it would seem as if they would continue to skate together. Playing alongside the most talented player in the world will certainly boost Kessel's opportunity to produce and it wouldn't be a shock to see him break the 40 goal barrier for the first time in his career.

 

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