Phil Kessel is producing at one of his best paces since he’s become a Penguin.
Kessel has been huge when it comes to the Pens winning games. He has provided huge upside with his play making ability. He still can fire the puck but his strength seems to be his play making ability so far.
Kessel has 15 points in the first 14 games of the season and 3 of those helped the Pens win 3 overtime games. He got in and stopped and pass which lead to a Malkin overtime goal and got two game winners himself this year.
He seems like a different player when you watch him this year. He is actually getting in on pucks and putting pressure in defensively. He is playing with a lot of confidence right now and for Pens fans that should be exciting.
Kessel still carries a +/- rating of -1 but with how the team has played recently, that’s not so bad. He is focused and tuned in for the rest of the season.
Maybe it’s the magic of his long hair and receding hairline. All we know is everyone loves Phil Kessel and his 2 Stanley cup rings!