Phil Kessel is one of the most talented goal scorers in the entire NHL. Capable of placing the puck in pinpoint locations, the Pittsburgh Penguins’ forward has five seasons of at least 30 goals in his NHL career.
Sometimes, though, he doesn’t need precision accuracy when shooting the puck. His goal against the team that originally drafted him, the Boston Bruins, was one of those cases.
Bruins’ goaltender Tuukka Rask played too far out of his net, bit on the shot fake by Sidney Crosby and ended up way out of position to even make an attempt to stop Kessel.
The goal was Kessel’s 15th of the season, and for the moment, pulls into a tie for eighth place on the league scoring chart. That was just his seventh goal in now 36 games against his former team.
Pittsburgh has an opportunity to sweep the season series against the Bruins this year with a win. They are currently up 2-0 late in the first period.