Kesler had zero goals and three assists in Vancouver's five-game, opening-round defeat to Los Angeles in 2012. He had a career-high seven goals and 12 assists during the Canucks' run to the Stanley Cup final in 2011.
Kesler has three goals and four assists over his five-game point streak.
Kesler was out since Feb. 26 because of a broken right foot.
Kesler was out following shoulder and wrist surgery. It was his first game since last year's playoffs.
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