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PensBurgh Feb 17, 2017
Pens Points: 1KROSBY

Pens Points: 1KROSBY

Sidney Crosby records his 1,000th career point on assist to Chris Kunitz. This is an appreciation post. At 6:28 of the first period on Thursday night against the Winnipeg Jets, Sidney Crosby set up a Chris Kunitz goal to record his 1,000th career point in the NHL. Crosby became the 86th players in history to reach the 1,000 point mark in league history. [Pensburgh] As an added bonus the Penguins put the cherry on top of a historic night with a big overtime win. Trailing 3-2 in the third period, Phil Kessel tied it at 3-3 with a top shelf wrister on the power play. Regulation ended with the...
Yahoo! Fantasy Hockey Feb 17, 2017

NHL-Highlights of Thursday's NHL games

Feb 16 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of National Hockey League games on Thursday: Penguins 4, Jets 3 (OT) Center Sidney Crosby recorded his 1,000th career point early and scored the winner late in the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 overtime win against the Winnipeg Jets at PPG Paints Arena. Crosbys winner came with just 21.1 seconds left in the extra session as he beat a defender to the puck and tapped it into an empty net. Evgeni Malkin, Chris Kunitz and Phil Kessel also scored for the Penguins, while Patrik Laine, Paul Postma and Dustin Byfuglien scored for the Jets. ...
Rotoworld Feb 15, 2017

Phil Kessel nets his 20th marker of 2016-17 - Phil Kessel (W) Pittsburgh Penguins

Phil Kessel found the back of the net in a 4-0 win over Vancouver Tuesday night.
PensBurgh Feb 13, 2017
Pens Points: The Wait Continues

Pens Points: The Wait Continues

Crosby returns home still two points shy of 1,000. Pens comeback late to salvage point in the desert. Down two goals in the third period for the second time in five days, the Penguins were once again able to rally late and salvage a point in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night. Recent call up Josh Archibald tallied twice, including a shorthanded goal off a Mike Smith blunder to ignite the rally. With less than fifteen seconds left Phil Kessel corralled a loose puck in the crease and sent the game to overtime tied at 3-3. In the extra frame the Coyotes successfully...
The Hockey Writers Feb 11, 2017

What Happened to the HBK Line?

The reigning Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins owe a lot of their success last June to their third line. This lovingly nicknamed HBK line was composed of Carl Hagelin, Nick Bonino and Phil Kessel. Hagelin (16 playoff points), Bonino (18 points) and Kessel (22 points) combined during the postseason to become the highest-producing line on […]
PensBurgh Feb 9, 2017
Penguins vs. Avalanche recap: Hornqvist's sons Colorado on the father's trip

Penguins vs. Avalanche recap: Hornqvist's sons Colorado on the father's trip

Patric Hornqvist scores two goals, Kessel, Schultz and Cullen get 2 points a piece and the Pittsburgh Penguins get a pretty easy win over the worst team in the league in Colorado by the score of 4-1. Pregame Same lineup as last game for the Penguins. Let's Go Pens! pic.twitter.com/unL031wJVA — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) February 10, 2017 1st period The Avalanche actually carry the better of the play early on but they can't finish. Phil Kessel, now he can finish. Nice pass from Matt Cullen and Kessel slides in his 18th of the season. The first Dad to smile a little bigger...

Blue Jackets beat Red Wings in overtime

Seth Jones took a drop pass from Brandon Dubinsky and wired a high slap shot past Petr Mrazek 3:22 into overtime, lifting the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 3-2 victory over the host Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. Kris Versteeg scored the only shootout goal and visiting Calgary recovered after a third-period rally by Pittsburgh. Chad Johnson stopped 31 shots in regulation and turned away Pittsburgh’s Phil Kessel and Sidney Crosby in the shootout before the Penguins’ Kris Letang hit the post on his team’s final try. Henrik Lundqvist made a season-high 43 saves, Michael Grabner...
PensBurgh Feb 6, 2017
Pens Points: Twice as Nice

Pens Points: Twice as Nice

Pens sweep weekend doubleheader to avenge earlier losses. Fleury shines in return to action. A big weekend against two teams that had their way with the Penguins earlier this season broke in favor of the good guys as the Pens swept the weekend with wins over the Columbus Blue Jackets and the St. Louis Blues. Friday night the Pens knocked off the division rival Blue Jackets in overtime on a goal by Phil Kessel and followed it up the next night with a dominating 4-1 victory over the Blues with Sidney Crosby recording two goals and an assist to lead the way. [Pensburgh/Pensburgh] Friday night...
PensBurgh Feb 5, 2017
Phil Kessel first from his draft class to hit 800 games, has been consistently healthy

Phil Kessel first from his draft class to hit 800 games, has been consistently healthy

That doesn’t mean he didn’t get laid up when he was younger, though... The other night, Phil Kessel did something pretty special: he became the first member of his draft class to play 800 NHL games. The next guy on the list from 2006? Jordan Staal, who has played 732 games. After him, the drop off gets that much steeper; there are only four players from that same class who are within 100 games of Kessel. In fact, of the 11 NHL seasons he’s played, in just three of them he didn’t play the full year - and even then, the most he ever missed was 12 games. So you could say Kessel is a...
PensBurgh Feb 4, 2017
Breaking down Phil Kessel’s game-winning goal against the Blue Jackets

Breaking down Phil Kessel’s game-winning goal against the Blue Jackets

The Penguins defeated the Blue Jackets on Friday night, by a score of 4-3, with help from Phil Kessel, who scored two goals in his 800th NHL game When Phil Kessel scores 2 goals in a game, it’s a good night. Period. In this instance, it was an extra good night because it meant the Penguins beat the Blue Jackets in OT. It would have been nice to get the 2 points in regulation and keep Columbus off the score sheet completely, but beggars can’t be choosers. I had a good feeling about the Penguins getting the win when they went to the PP in OT. It should have been a penalty-shot for Cam...
Beaver County Times Feb 3, 2017
Plus-Minus: Phil Kessel leads Penguins past Blue Jackets in 800th NHL game

Plus-Minus: Phil Kessel leads Penguins past Blue Jackets in 800th NHL game

Brian Metzer examines the positives and negatives from the Penguins' 4-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night in Pittsburgh.
Yahoo! Fantasy Hockey Feb 3, 2017
Kessel sees Penguins to win, Islanders beaten

Kessel sees Penguins to win, Islanders beaten

Doug Weights New York Islanders were beaten as Phil Kessel led the Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL.
CSN Philly Feb 3, 2017

Best of NHL: Phil Kessel's OT winner lifts Penguins by Blue Jackets

PITTSBURGH -- Phil Kessel celebrated the 800th game of his career in style, scoring twice, including the winner 3:15 into overtime to lead the Pittsburgh
FOX Sports Feb 3, 2017
Kessel's OT winner lifts Penguins by Blue Jackets 4-3

Kessel's OT winner lifts Penguins by Blue Jackets 4-3

PITTSBURGH (AP) Phil Kessel celebrated the 800th game of his career in style, scoring twice, including the winner 3:15 into overtime to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-3 victory over the suddenly scuffling Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night.
PensBurgh Feb 3, 2017
Penguins vs. Blue Jackets: PHIL PHIL PHIL OT winner!

Penguins vs. Blue Jackets: PHIL PHIL PHIL OT winner!

The Penguins blow a 2 goal lead in the 3rd period but come back to win the game in overtime courtesy a Phil Kessel overtime goal Pregame The wrister of all wristers. pic.twitter.com/Ghs34ya5Jf — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) February 4, 2017 Matt Cullen is back from his broken foot a little ahead of schedule and his reward is playing on the Sidney Crosby line. Not a bad reward! Rest of the team remains the same. Ready for action. pic.twitter.com/0q95BcQCKe — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) February 3, 2017 1st period The Penguins 3rd line of Carl Hagelin - Carter Rowney -...

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