Breaking: Kessel puts his name in the history books twice on Sunday night

Congrats, Phil!

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Phil Kessel had himself quite the night against the New York Rangers.

With the Pittsburgh Penguins taking a commanding 5-2 victory over Henrik Lundqvist and company, Kessel put himself among the best in a couple different record books in two different ways.

His goal and assist not only helped him give the Penguins a 4th consecutive victory, but he also became one of the best players of his draft class, and one of a select few to score 20 or more goals in 10 consecutive seasons.

He's cemented himself as one of the most consistent offensive threats in US hockey history, and one of the best players to come out of the 2006 NHL entry draft. Only Nicklas Backstrom has more points than him from that draft class. 

Kessel was selected 5th overall by the Boston Bruins, was later traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs, and finally to Pittsburgh.

We're definitely happy to have Phil in Pittsburgh. 


1991 - Paul Coffey became the highest scoring defenseman (344 points) in team history with a goal against the Philadelphia Flyers.

1997 - Rookie goalie Patrick Lalime set the record for best start by a goalie in his career with a win that pushed his record to 13-0-2.

2015 - A victory of the Washington Capitals gave the Penguins a franchise-record 13th straight home ice victory.