Kessel not fazed by Art Ross race: ‘I’ve got 2 Cups’

Posted: 16/02/2018 in NHL, Sports
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Despite sitting fifth in league scoring and remaining on pace to shatter his previous career-high points total, Phil Kessel isn’t caught up in the hoopla of individual accolades.

The Pittsburgh Penguins star winger has 66 points in 59 games and an outside chance at catching Nikita Kucherov (76 points) in the race for the Art Ross Trophy, but the self-proclaimed hard-working, hockey-loving nice guy has his focus set elsewhere.

“I don’t care. I’ve got two Cups,” Kessel said when asked about the pursuit of the scoring title, per Pens Inside Scoop.

Kessel has been one of the league’s hottest players in the New Year, recording 24 points in 19 games since the calendar flipped to 2018. The 30-year-old’s surge is one of the main reasons the Pens have been unstoppable of late, going 14-4-1 in that span.

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