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Position
RW
 
Jersey
81
Name  Phil Kessel
Born  10/2/1987
Height  6-0
Weight  202
Shoots  R
11/12/2014 10:34:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel scored two goals in Wednesday's win over the Bruins.
Insight: He also had four shots on goal and a +2 rating on the night. Kessel now has 21 points through only 16 games.
 
11/8/2014 10:00:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel scored a goal in Saturday's win over the Rangers.
Insight: He now has eight goals, and is well on his way to another big season, with 19 points overall.
 
10/31/2014 9:46:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel scored a goal in Friday's win over Columbus.
Insight: It was his sixth goal of the season, and he also contributed two assists and two shots on goal. Kessel was +3 on the night, and is now +1 overall.
 
10/28/2014 10:31:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel scored a goal and an assist on Tuesday against the Sabres.
Insight: Kessel had five shots on goal and finished plus-one. He has five goals and five assists this season.
 
10/25/2014 1:23:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel will have a lot more space to work with on Saturday night against the Bruins.
Insight: Without defenseman Zdeno Chara, Kessel will have more room to work with than he usually does against the Bruins. It could result in a big night. Make sure Kessel is in your lineup.
 
10/21/2014 9:44:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel scored two goals on Tuesday night.
Insight: He added an assist, and was +3 on the night with five shots on goal. Kessel is a top tier player, and is producing as one of the better players in the NHL, at the moment.
 
10/14/2014 10:33:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel scored the game-winning goal in overtime against the Avalanche on Tuesday.
Insight: Kessel finished with a goal and an assist with six shots on goal. The goal was Kessel's second of the young season.
 
10/13/2014 9:28:00 AM
Description: Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel posted a goal and a pair of assists in Sunday's 6-3 win over the New York Rangers.
Insight: Kessel and linemates James van Riemsdyk and Tyler Bozak totaled three goals and four assists on the night. After his 80-point season of a year ago, much is expected from him including an improvement on his plus/minus rating which has yet to be in the plus in eight seasons.
 
10/8/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel finished with two shots on goal and a minus-two rating on opening night against the Canadiens.
Insight: Not exactly the way Kessel was hoping to start the season. Toronto tied the game at the 17:41 mark of the third period only to allow the game-winning goal inside of one minute left in regulation. Kessel had 20 minutes and 31 seconds of ice time, including three minutes and three seconds on the power play.
 
9/29/2014 4:53:00 PM
Description: Toronto right wing Phil Kessel should be targeted early in fantasy drafts.
Insight: Kessel is a machine and should have no issue duplicating his 80-point mark from a season ago. Look to draft him in the second round, while targeting him at the end of the first, is not a ridiculous move as well.
 
4/5/2014 9:56:00 PM
Description: Toronto right wing Phil Kessel scored a goal Saturday to tie a career high and reach 80 points for the second time in his career.
Insight: Kessel has hit 80 in each of the last two full NHL seasons (he had 52 points during the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign).
 
3/31/2014 3:08:00 PM
Description: Toronto right wing Phil Kessel is good to go after suffering a minor foot injury Saturday against the Red Wings. SOURCE: Chris Johnston, Sportsnet
Insight: His X-rays came back negative. Kessel (36 goals, 41 assists) is fully expected to play Tuesday against Calgary.
 
3/30/2014 11:26:00 AM
Description: Leafs right wing Phil Kessel went for X-rays Saturday after taking a puck off his foot. SOURCE: Chris Johnston, Sportsnet
Insight: We haven't heard the results yet, which is never a good sign. Kessel is currently fourth in the league in scoring with 77 points in 76 games this season. Until we get an update, we'll consider him questionable for Tuesday's game against Calgary.
 
Hot2/27/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: After putting up five goals and three assists for Team USA in Sochi to win best forward of the tournament, Toronto winger Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist Thursday in the Maple Leafs' first game back.
Insight: Kessel went into the Olympic break with a ridiculous 27 points in his last 15 games. Thursday's effort ties him with Ryan Getzlaf for second in the NHL with 67 points.
 
Hot2/17/2014 11:35:00 AM
Description: Maple Leafs right wing Phil Kessel has four goals and seven points for the United States.
Insight: Its a continuation of his NHL hot streak that saw him produce 30 points in his last 20 games. T.J. Oshie is getting most of the media attention, but Kessel is a huge post of the USA offense.
 
Hot2/8/2014 9:31:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs right wing Phil Kessel has produced 27 points in his last 15 games.
Insight: Kessel is as hot as it gets right now. He had two more points (one goal) Saturday and now has 65 points and 227 SOG in 60 games. His 31 goals rank second in the NHL.
 
2/2/2014 9:10:00 AM
Description: Maple Leafs right wing Phil Kessel notched his second hat trick of the season Saturday in a win over Ottawa.
Insight: It's Kessel's fifth career hat trick. Only Washington's Alex Ovechkin (38 goals this season) has scored more goals than Kessel (30) in 2013-14.
 
Hot1/22/2014 9:43:00 PM
Description: Toronto right wing Phil Kessel has produced 14 points (six goals) during a seven-game points streak.
Insight: Kessel is making up for slumping from Oct. 30 to Jan. 9 (just 20 points in 32 games) in a big way and is now back up to 1.0 ppg (52 points in 52 games). Kessel is third in the NHL with 201 SOG.
 
Hot1/20/2014 10:54:00 PM
Description: Toronto right wing Phil Kessel continued his recent torrid stretch with two more points, including a goal, Monday against the Coyotes.
Insight: Over his last six games, Kessel has scored four goals and put up a total of 12 points (five multi-point games). The 26-year-old has 22 goals, 44 points and 186 SOG in 48 games this season.
 
12/5/2013 2:09:00 PM
Description: Toronto right wing Phil Kessel left Wednesday's practice after tweaking something, but coach Randy Carlyle said he would play Thursday.
Insight: The high-scoring winger has 15 goals and 10 assists in 28 games this season. He's a must start when on the ice.
 

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