Phil Kessel | Playoff Performer of the Night

With the game-deciding goal on net in Pittsburgh's 1-0 win over the Ottawa Senators Monday night, Phil Kessel proved why there's an adorable little Penguins fan that wants to be just like him.


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With 6:55 remaining in the third period, Kessel brought PPG Paints Arena to its feet as he picked up his own rebound to turn Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final in the Penguins' favour.

Kessel spent 19:29 on the ice and the goal was his second game-winner of the postseason, the first occurring in the Game 1 of the First Round against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Aside from being the only goal of the game, the game-winner stood out after Kessel had caught everybody's attention for experiencing some clear frustration throughout the matchup.

Here's a montage of Phil Kessel yelling at stuff.

When asked about his bench banter, Kessel simultaneously downplayed his emotional outpour while simultaneously owning it.

''To be honest I think I yelled more than once tonight, so I don't remember that time,'' Kessel laughed to reporters postgame.

It's easier to laugh when the puck bounces in your favour, especially when it happens to even a series that hits the road Wednesday.

The puck drops on Game 3 at Canadian Tire Centre.

For a complete listing of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Performer of the Night, click here.

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