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Silver Seven Dec 5, 2016
Penguins Top Senators 8-5 in Emotional Game

Penguins Top Senators 8-5 in Emotional Game

A total of 13 goals, a ton of penalties and a bit of controversy made for quite the entertaining game in Pittsburgh. After a rather painless October an unchallenging November, the Senators began the first of many testing matchups in the month of December. Deathcember, if you will, had begun. And what better way to start the scariest stretch of hockey of the season, but with the reigning Stanley Cup Champions? Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Chris Kunitz, Phil Kessel, Kris Letang; the list of top tier players on the Pittsburgh Penguins is nearly endless. And while stars are plentiful in their...
PensBurgh Dec 5, 2016
Pens Points: Phil! Phil! Phil!

Pens Points: Phil! Phil! Phil!

Following the season’s script, Pens go down early then battle back for win over struggling Red Wings squad Another late game comeback helped propel the Penguins to a 5-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday evening at PPG Paints Arena. The Pens went into the third period trailing 3-1 but goals by Nick Bonino and Justin Schultz brought the game level at 3 a piece. Just past the midway point of the final period Carl Hagelin delivered a perfect pass to the tape of Phil Kessel who made no mistake about it and put the Pens in front 4-3 where they would remain the rest of the night....
PensBurgh Dec 4, 2016
Phil Kessel: one of the top American goal scorers

Phil Kessel: one of the top American goal scorers

Scoring goals, scoring multiple goals in one game... He’s good at it. In 2015-16, Phil Kessel had five multi-goal games. It took him 24 games last season to hit that milestone. So far, in 2016-17, Kessel has one multi-goal game: 25 games in. That’s consistency! Here’s the cool thing, though: as far as Americans scoring many goals in one game go, Kessel is easily among the very best. His latest effort was the 42nd time in his career he’s accomplished that feat, and via the Elias Sports Bureau, that has him ranked right at the top. Kessel ranks second in multi-goal games among current...
PensBurgh Dec 4, 2016
Breaking down Phil Kessel’s first goal from last nights win against the Red Wings

Breaking down Phil Kessel’s first goal from last nights win against the Red Wings

Let’s take a look at the first of Kessel’s two goals last night. It featured some all-world playmaking. The Penguins found themselves in a situation yet again where they needed to come from behind and storm back to tie and/or win a game last night. Trailing the Red Wings by scores of 2-0 and 3-1, they came back to win the game by a score of 5-3. Two goals scored by Phil Kessel certainly helped make this a possibility. Down 2-0, his first goal brought the deficit back to just one goal. What a pass from Malkin. That’s a silly level of skill and vision. Let’s take a look at how...
PensBurgh Dec 4, 2016
Penguins take down Red Wings 5-3

Penguins take down Red Wings 5-3

Let's cut down to brass tacks, it's all about Phil Kessel scoring two goals as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the Detroit Red Wings. The Penguins fall down 2-0 but Phil Kessel boosts the team with a big goal. Kessel’s goal gives him points in 10 of 13 home games this season (4G-10A). pic.twitter.com/n3ra61QlyI — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) December 4, 2016 The teams do battle until the 3rd period when Kessel scores again to put the Pens ahead for good. Did you know you can vote for Phil Kessel to be the captain of the Metropolitan Division in the All-Star Game?...
Shooting (and battling) trigger Kessel's two-goal night

Shooting (and battling) trigger Kessel's two-goal night

The previous time this season that Phil Kessel played on a line with Evgeni Malkin, things did not go terribly well. There were some decent results, sure, but the relationship wound up necessitating a one-on-one conversation between Kessel and Penguins coach Mike Sullivan about the need to shoot more and pass less.

AFTERMATH: Too much to digest in Pens win over Devils

It might take a few days to unpack all of the subplots that proceeded during the Penguins’ 4-3 shootout win over New Jersey on Saturday at PPG Paints Arena.  Even before the puck dropped, developments emerged: Coach Mike Sullivan reunited Nick Bonino with Phil Kessel and Carl Hagelin, moved Matt Cullen up to Sidney Crosby’s […]
PensBurgh Nov 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s what Phil Kessel is thankful for

He didn’t say he was thankful to be a Stanley Cup Champion, but it was implied, I’m sure. It’s Thanksgiving! Hopefully for you that means lots of good food, good company, and good times all around. One thing to be thankful for: that Phil Kessel is a Pittsburgh Penguin. He’s a point-per-game player - 20 in 20 - which is leading the Penguins in scoring (although another guy to be thankful for, Sidney Crosby, is right behind him with fewer games played... It’s a good time to be a Pens fan) - and oh yeah, he’s a Stanley Cup Champion. Just like we’re all thankful for Kessel, Kessel...
PensBurgh Nov 22, 2016

Breaking down Jake Guentzel’s first career NHL goal

Starting your career in the NHL with a goal on your first shot and first shift is pretty good, in my opinion. Sometimes, in sports, there are moments that happen that really just make us shake our heads and say “Did that actually just happen?” One of these moments happened last night in Jake Guentzel’s NHL debut with the Penguins. After being called up from WBS in the morning, he was set to play on a line with Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel. Not a bad place to start and go from there, right? @Penguins Jake Guentzel’s 1st NHL goal shatters mark for fastest goal in debut. Here’s a...
Rotoworld Nov 16, 2016

Phil Kessel scores in blowout loss to WSH - Phil Kessel (W) Pittsburgh Penguins

Phil Kessel scored a goal in Wednesday's 7-1 loss to the Washington Capitals.

The World According to Phil

From presidential politics to shooting the puck more, Phil Kessel gave a wide-ranging interview after practice today. “I talk a lot when you guys aren’t around,” Kessel told reporters. Some highlights: — Pundits from coast to coast have weighed in repeatedly over the last four days, trying to explain how Donald Trump pulled off a […]

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