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Jacques Martin's 'infinite wisdom' makes him best roadside rescue choice

Penguins coach Mike Sullivan says assistant would be perfect for help with broken down car

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

CRANBERRY, Pa. -- Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan thinks so highly of assistant Jacques Martin that he'd even let him fix his car if it ever came to that.

"He has infinite wisdom," Sullivan said during a light moment in his press conference Monday. "He's been around the game a long time, but he's had many life experiences to dwell on, so I have to believe Jacques' infinite wisdom would help us fix cars."

You are probably wondering why this was even a topic following the Penguins' optional practice in advance of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on Tuesday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports).

Well, Penguins center Nick Bonino ran into some trouble with his truck on his way to the game Sunday and had to get picked up on the side of the highway by right wing Phil Kessel.

Bonino said his power steering went out and he had problems with the gas when he was driving. He was able to get to the side of the road safely and his truck eventually was taken to a Ford dealership.

So playing off of that, a local reporter went around the Penguins' dressing room asking some players who they would trust to fix their car and who they would want to pick them up if they had problems. 

Left wing Carl Hagelin said he wouldn't trust anybody to fix his car but wouldn't mind getting picked up by goalie Marc-Andre Fleury.

Sullivan got the same question and he, of course, said Martin because of his "infinite wisdom."

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