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Kessel misinterprets inquiry in postgame TV interview

Pittsburgh forward thinks he's being asked personal question about his breath by NBCSN's McGuire @NHL

McGuire with Kessel after win

Pierre McGuire shares a laugh with Phil Kessel

Pierre McGuire shares a good laugh with Phil Kessel after the Penguins beat the Lightning 4-2 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final

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Someone give Phil Kessel a mint.

The Pittsburgh Penguins forward admitted that he had bad breath during a postgame interview on NBCSN with Pierre McGuire.

McGuire asked Kessel, who had a goal and an assist in Pittsburgh's 4-2 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final, "how's your breath."

Kessel thought McGuire was asking a personal question.

"It's not good," Kessel said.

McGuire then clarified the situation, saying, "No, I was talking about your conditioning."

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