Phil Kessel can't seem to climb out of his slump.
The Penguins winger was candid with reporters following Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Lightning, admitting he just hasn't been himself lately.
“I mean, I just can’t get anything going right now,” Kessel said, via The Athletic.
“I’d say I’ve had some good games and some bad games since the break. But it hasn’t been good enough. I need to be better. Obviously, I need to be better.”
The defeat marked the team's fourth straight loss and league-leading 12th shorthanded goal allowed. It was also Kessel's fourth consecutive game without recording a point, as he last recorded a pair of assists in a Feb. 1 win over the Senators. His last goal came Jan. 30 in a victory over the Lightning.