9:29 AM EDT, Thu April 19, 2018
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 10 hours ago

Evgeni Malkin-Phil Kessel pairing clicks in Game 4 win

PHILADELPHIA — Like most relationships, Phil Kessel and Evgeni Malkin’s on-ice pairing has gone in ebbs and flows this season. There are games and stretches in which it just isnt working, and the two need to spend some time apart. In others, the offensive sparks fly and they play like one of the most dynamic center-wing combinations in the NHL.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 11 hours ago

Instant analysis: Phil Kessel breaks out in Game 4 win

The Penguins earned a 5-0 win against the Flyers Wednesday in Philadelphia to take a three games to one lead in their Stanley Cup playoffs first-round series. Here are some initial impressions from the win. 
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 13 hours ago

Phil Kessel helps Penguins to fast start in Game 4 against Flyers

The Penguins are facing the Flyers in Game 4 of their Stanley Cup playoffs first-round series Wednesday at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and lead the series, three games to one. Here are some thoughts about the action as it unfolds. 

Ron Cook: Time for Phil Kessel to step up for Penguins

So when is Phil Kessel going to join the Penguins playoff party?
PensBurgh Apr 15, 2018
Game 3 Recap: Our turn for a blowout. Pens down Flyers 5-1

Game 3 Recap: Our turn for a blowout. Pens down Flyers 5-1

The back and forth series swings in Pittsburgh’s way this time Lineups The Penguins are the same personnel as Game 2, which is a good thing since it means defenseman Kris Letang is able to play. We #3elieve in this lineup.Let's Go Pens! pic.twitter.com/WV4I60QA58— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) April 15, 2018 The Flyers, likewise, make no changes from their Game 2 win. 1st period The Pens change lines up a bit, Patric Hornqvist starts the game on the Guenztel-Crosby line, and Phil Kessel is up with Evgeni Malkin on a super-charged 2nd line. Bryan Rust is on the 3rd line with...
National Post Apr 11, 2018

Generate the hate: Which of the lovable Maple Leafs will draw the ire of Bruins fans?

With former Bruin Phil Kessel no longer with Toronto, who will Boston fans boo?

Analysis: Impressions from Penguins’ win over Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Phil Kessel, like pretty much every hockey player in the world would, gave a sly smile at the premise of the question, something that has to do with his health.
Sportsnet.ca Apr 5, 2018
Blue Jackets clinch playoff spot despite OT loss to Pens

Blue Jackets clinch playoff spot despite OT loss to Pens

Phil Kessel scored 1:06 into overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins earned a 5-4 victory on Thursday night over the Columbus Blue Jackets, who still clinched a playoff spot for the second consecutive season.
PensBurgh Apr 5, 2018
Pens vs. Blue Jackets Recap: PHIL THE THRILL BABY

Pens vs. Blue Jackets Recap: PHIL THE THRILL BABY

Phil Kessel scores 2 goals, including one in OT to send the Penguins to a 5-4 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets Lineups The Penguins insert Chad Ruhwedel back in the lineup at the expense of Matt Hunwick (healthy scratch). The forwards are the same 12, but new look to separate Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel on different lines again, aka playoff form. Ready for CBJ. pic.twitter.com/i05PWXQyIn— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) April 5, 2018 The Blue Jackets welcome back RW Josh Anderson who has been injured and out since Feb. 26th. #CBJ lines and d-pairs in warmup...

Phil Kessel shoots Penguins past Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The race for position — and home ice — in the Metropolitan Division is showing zero signs of slowing down.
PensBurgh Apr 4, 2018
Pens Points: No Hockey on Hump Day

Pens Points: No Hockey on Hump Day

Patric Hornqvist has been dominant down the stretch, Phil Kessel and Derick Brassard sat out of practice, and Kevin Stevens is back, trying to inspire others who battle with addiction problems. All that and more in today’s Pens Points! Here are your Pens Points for this Wednesday morning... Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin were given the opportunity to reflect on the upcoming playoff run. [Penguins] Maybe it’s the new contract he signed? Or maybe he’s just feeling refreshed and ready for the postseason. Whatever the case may be, Patric Hornqvist has been on fire recently, and...

Phil Kessel and Derick Brassard miss Penguins practice

Derick Brassard and Phil Kessel were both in uniform before the Penguins’ practice Tuesday at PPG Paints Arena — but only for the annual team photo.
PensBurgh Apr 1, 2018
Pens vs. Caps Recap: Washington wins game, division because they #3elieve too

Pens vs. Caps Recap: Washington wins game, division because they #3elieve too

The Caps win the game and the division for the 3rd straight year but you know what else might happen for the 3rd straight year? Lineups The good news for the Penguins is their lineup is the same as last night. This means Phil Kessel (day to day, left game last night with undisclosed lower body injury) is able to answer the bell for his 690th consecutive game. Matt Murray is also in the crease for the second time in as many nights. Phil Kessel is officially in the lineup! Ready for #WSHvsPIT. pic.twitter.com/08KlzUslUh— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) April 1, 2018 The Joker to the...

"Phil Kessel in the lineup against Washington to keep Ironman streak alive"

Phil Kessel stretched his “Ironman” streak to 690 consecutive games Sunday night, but this one my have been a bit closer than the other 689.

Phil Kessel a game-time decision against Washington

Phil Kessel will be a game-time decision for the Penguins contest Sunday night against Washington, Mike Sullivan said.

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