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|Apr. 21 1:27 PM PT2:27 PM MT3:27 PM CT4:27 PM ET20:27 GMT4:27 1:27 PM MST3:27 PM EST0:27 UAE (+1)16:27 ETNaN:� BRT - Kessel helped the Penguins finish off the Blue Jackets in Game 5 of the teams' opening-round playoff series by amassing a goal and two assists in Pittsburgh's 5-2 win.
Analysis: After leading the Penguins with 10 goals and 22 points during last year's Stanley Cup run, Kessel is again making quite a postseason impact. The talented forward produced two goals and six assists while finishing a plus-7 for the series.
|Apr. 19 8:38 AM PT9:38 AM MT10:38 AM CT11:38 AM ET15:38 GMT23:38 8:38 AM MST10:38 AM EST19:38 UAE11:38 ETNaN:� BRT - Kessel had three assists and was a plus-2 in Tuesday's Game 4 loss to Montreal.
Analysis: Kessel is at plus-5 for the series, tied with Evgeni Malkin for best on the team, while recording six points. He has 19 points in his last 18 playoff games.
|Apr. 13 2:05 PM PT3:05 PM MT4:05 PM CT5:05 PM ET21:05 GMT5:05 2:05 PM MST4:05 PM EST1:05 UAE (+1)17:05 ETNaN:� BRT - Kessel contributed a goal and an assist to Pittsburgh's Game 1 win over Columbus in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
Analysis: Kessel ended the regular season with just two goals over his final 26 games, but he's shown an ability to turn it up for the playoffs. The veteran forward led the Penguins with 10 goals and 22 points during last year's run to the Stanley Cup.
|Feb. 16 7:44 PM PT8:44 PM MT9:44 PM CT10:44 PM ET3:44 GMT11:44 8:44 PM MST10:44 PM EST7:44 UAE (+1)22:44 ETNaN:� BRT - Kessel continued his goal-scoring binge in Thursday's win over Winnipeg, lighting the lamp for a fourth consecutive game.
Analysis: The goal was a big one as well, as he tied the contest with 6:05 left in the third period before the Penguins ultimately won in overtime. Kessel struggled a bit early in the season but has really regained his scoring touch of late, as eight of his 21 goals have come over his last 12 games.
|Feb. 14 6:51 PM PT7:51 PM MT8:51 PM CT9:51 PM ET2:51 GMT10:51 7:51 PM MST9:51 PM EST6:51 UAE (+1)21:51 ETNaN:� BRT - Kessel scored with 5:57 left in Tuesday's win over Vancouver to extend his goal streak to three games.
Analysis: The dangerous forward is on a major roll, with seven of his 20 goals coming over his last 11 games. Kessel has maintained a nearly point-per-game pace throughout his strong 2016-17 campaign, compiling 54 in 55 games.
|Feb. 12 8:02 AM PT9:02 AM MT10:02 AM CT11:02 AM ET16:02 GMT0:02 9:02 AM MST11:02 AM EST20:02 UAE11:02 ETNaN:� BRT - Kessel scored his 19th goal of the season Saturday.
Analysis: Kessel is a plus-5 in five games this month, totaling four goals and two assists, after entering February at a minus-2.
|Feb. 10 2:19 PM PT3:19 PM MT4:19 PM CT5:19 PM ET22:19 GMT6:19 3:19 PM MST5:19 PM EST2:19 UAE (+1)17:19 ETNaN:� BRT - Kessel contributed a goal and an assist to the Penguins' latest win, Thursday's 4-1 decision over lowly Colorado.
Analysis: Third on a loaded Pittsburgh roster with 18 goals and 52 points, Kessel continues to provide the defending Stanley Cup champs with consistent offense. He's put up five goals and five assists over his last nine games, with three of those scores coming on the power play.
|Feb. 3 7:09 PM PT8:09 PM MT9:09 PM CT10:09 PM ET3:09 GMT11:09 8:09 PM MST10:09 PM EST7:09 UAE (+1)22:09 ETNaN:� BRT - Kessel celebrated the 800th game of his career in style by scoring twice, including the winner 3:15 into overtime, while adding an assist to lead the Penguins to a 4-3 victory over the Blue Jackets on Friday night.
Analysis: He has four goals and four assists in his last six games.
|Jan. 21 6:42 AM PT7:42 AM MT8:42 AM CT9:42 AM ET14:42 GMT22:42 7:42 AM MST9:42 AM EST18:42 UAE9:42 ETNaN:� BRT - Kessel recorded a goal and an assist to help the Penguins to Friday's 7-1 victory at Carolina.
Analysis: Kessel entered the contest on a bit of a cold spell, having generated only one assist over his previous four games. He's still having a highly productive second season in Pittsburgh with 14 goals and 30 assists through 45 games.
|Jan. 12 8:19 AM PT9:19 AM MT10:19 AM CT11:19 AM ET16:19 GMT0:19 9:19 AM MST11:19 AM EST20:19 UAE11:19 ETNaN:� BRT - Kessel assisted on both Pittsburgh goals in Wednesday's 5-2 loss at Washington to increase his point streak to a season-high six games.
Analysis: Fifth in the NHL with 28 assists, Kessel has racked up six along with two goals during his run. He's on pace for the third 80-point season of his career and first since with Toronto in 2013-14.
|Jan. 9 6:39 AM PT7:39 AM MT8:39 AM CT9:39 AM ET14:39 GMT22:39 7:39 AM MST9:39 AM EST18:39 UAE9:39 ETNaN:� BRT - Kessel had a goal in Sunday's win over Tampa Bay to extend his point streak to five games.
Analysis: The dangerous wing has two goals and four assists over the run and continues to average a point per game in Pittsburgh's high-powered attack. Kessel had a goal and an assist in the Penguins' final game prior to last week's bye.
|Dec. 31 8:54 PM PT9:54 PM MT10:54 PM CT11:54 PM ET4:54 GMT12:54 9:54 PM MST11:54 PM EST8:54 UAE23:54 ETNaN:� BRT - Kessel had a goal before assisting on Evgeni Malkin's overtime winner in Pittsburgh's 4-3 victory over Montreal on Saturday.
Analysis: The veteran may no longer be the consistent 30-goal scorer he was a few years back, but Kessel's 38 points in 38 games still give him plenty of fantasy value. He's now registered an assist in four consecutive contests.
|Dec. 10 7:30 PM PT8:30 PM MT9:30 PM CT10:30 PM ET3:30 GMT11:30 8:30 PM MST10:30 PM EST7:30 UAE (+1)22:30 ETNaN:� BRT - Kessel racked up three assists in the Penguins' 4-3 win at Tampa Bay on Saturday.
Analysis: The dangerous wing has three multi-point games in his past four, totaling three goals and five assists over that stretch. Kessel also ranks among the league leaders with 21 assists and is up to 30 points in 28 games.
|Dec. 4 9:13 AM PT10:13 AM MT11:13 AM CT12:13 PM ET17:13 GMT1:13 10:13 AM MST12:13 PM EST21:13 UAE12:13 ETNaN:� BRT - Kessel scored twice, including one of Pittsburgh's four goals in the third, and the Penguins rallied to beat the Red Wings 5-3 on Saturday night.
Analysis: The Penguins host Ottawa on Monday, and Kesesel, who has eight goals and 16 assists on the season, hasn't scored in nine games against the Senators.
|Nov. 25 4:27 PM PT5:27 PM MT6:27 PM CT7:27 PM ET0:27 GMT8:27 5:27 PM MST7:27 PM EST4:27 UAE (+1)19:27 ETNaN:� BRT - Kessel scored for the second straight game Friday.
Analysis: He has five points in his last three contests and 11 in his past nine.
|Nov. 24 11:34 AM PT12:34 PM MT1:34 PM CT2:34 PM ET19:34 GMT3:34 12:34 PM MST2:34 PM EST23:34 UAE14:34 ETNaN:� BRT - Kessel had a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 6-1 win over the Rangers.
Analysis: Kessel has two goals and five assists in the last five games.
|Nov. 17 6:05 AM PT7:05 AM MT8:05 AM CT9:05 AM ET14:05 GMT22:05 7:05 AM MST9:05 AM EST18:05 UAE9:05 ETNaN:� BRT - Kessel scored his fourth goal of the season Wednesday.
Analysis: He has four points in the last four games and is second on the team with 14 while leading the Penguins with 10 assists.
|Nov. 11 8:03 AM PT9:03 AM MT10:03 AM CT11:03 AM ET16:03 GMT0:03 9:03 AM MST11:03 AM EST20:03 UAE11:03 ETNaN:� BRT - Kessel assisted on both of Pittsburgh's goals in Thursday's loss to Minnesota.
Analysis: Kessel pushed his point streak at home to seven games. However, he has no goals and three assists in six road games, and the Penguins play five of their next seven away from home.
|Oct. 30 9:12 AM PT10:12 AM MT11:12 AM CT12:12 PM ET16:12 GMT0:12 9:12 AM MST11:12 AM EST20:12 UAE12:12 ETNaN:� BRT - Kessel helped the Penguins to a third straight victory by contributing two assists to Saturday's 5-4 win at Philadelphia.
Analysis: The high-scoring wing has a goal and five assists during the winning streak and has been especially productive on the power play, where he's logged three goals and four assists through Pittsburgh's nine games.
|Oct. 27 6:30 PM PT7:30 PM MT8:30 PM CT9:30 PM ET1:30 GMT9:30 6:30 PM MST8:30 PM EST5:30 UAE (+1)21:30 ETNaN:� BRT - Kessel had his best game of the season Thursday, tallying a goal and two assists in a 4-2 win over the Islanders.
Analysis: Kessel had been limited to two assists in his previous four games before Thursday. All seven of his points this season have come in six home games.