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P.K. Subban: Sidney Crosby 'told me my breath smelled'

Predators defenseman defended his oral hygiene

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P.K. Subban went from guaranteeing a win to guaranteeing his breath doesn't stink.

The Predators star defenseman was seen jawing with Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby at the end of Nashville's 5-1 win in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final Saturday.

But what were they saying, exactly?

NBC sideline reporter Pierre McGuire asked Subban what the two All-Stars discussed in their brief postgame interaction.

Subban happily shed a little light on the conversation.

"He told me my breath smelled. But, I mean, I don't know, I used some Listerine before the game so I don't know what he's talking about," Subban said.

Predators goalie Pekka Rinne jumped to Subban's defense.

Tweet from @ArponBasu: Pekka Rinne on P.K. Subban's breath: "He's a classy guy, he always flosses."

In the locker room, Subban further resisted the stinky accusation.

"Usually when guys chirp after a game or during a game, it's usually about your game or something personal," Subban told reporters. "But he went on to tell me that my breath smelled. I really don't understand why, because I used Listerine before the game. I thought my breath smelled great. At the end of the day, we're just gonna take the win and move on."

Just steer clear of eating some victory catfish.

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