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Top 5 Phil Kessel Moments of 2017



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Ah, the bye week. Great for players to hit the beach or return home to see mom, dad and a plate of meatloaf. The bye week is also a great moment for hockey-starved Penguins fans to check out other teams. Will Edmonton hit rock bottom and kick-off the trading season? Can Tampa Bay be stopped? You may have noticed, Chris Kunitz is now playing on the Bolts top line. While the hockey world moves on, PHN has a moment to look back at the best Phil Kessel moments of 2017.

This season, Kessel has been the Penguins most consistent and productive forward. He leads the team in goals (18), assists (29) and, of course, points (47). It’s Phil’s world. Hot Dog!

#5: Round 2, Game 2: Crosby and Kessel

#4 When Phil the Thrill Got His Clinch On vs. CBJ

#3: Crosby vs. McDavid? Kessel Scores the Winner

#2 When the Pens Trounced the Lightning

#1 Hot Dogs for Everyone!

Hotdogs taste better out of The Cup! #twotime #statestreetbrats

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Like you didn’t see that one coming!  And there you go–Phil Kessel’s top 5 moments. If you haven’t, check out the amazing content Pittsburgh Hockey Now has been putting out.

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