Phil “The Thrill” Kessel makes USA Hockey History in Overtime.

PHIL KESSEL Phil Kessel PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 13: Phil Kessel #81 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against the Ottawa Senators in Game One of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at PPG Paints Arena on May 13, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Uploaded by: Vander Wier, Marcel

At the end of three periods, the Penguins and the Jets were all tied up at 1 goal a piece, sending last night’s game into overtime.  The game winning goal belonged to the Penguin’s Phil Kessel, making him just the 18th American-born player to hit 300 career goals. Zach Parise is the only other active American-born player to also notch over 300 career goals.

“Sometimes you get lucky,” Kessel said. “I’m fortunate to get them in.”

Other notable players include: Brett Hull (741), Mike Modano (561), Jeremy Roenick (513), Keith Tkachuk (538), Joe Mullen (502), Pat Lafontaine (468), Tony Amonte (416), Bill Guerin (429), John LeClair (406),  Eddie Olczyk (342), Dave Christian (340), Brian Rolston (342), Scott Young (342), Bobby Carpenter (320), and Kevin Stevens (329).

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