"Yeah, he made that up".
Buoyed by a raucous hometown crowd, the reappearance of a confident Pekka Rinne, and offensive contributions from their third and fourth lines, the Nashville Predators had a decisive 5-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.
Subban said on an NBCSN interview that Crosby had mocked his oral hygiene. "Usually when guys chirp after the game or during the game, it's usually about your game or something personal". Pierre McGuire asked what the two talked about and Subban gave a pretty unexpected answer - his bad breath.More news: US takes combative tone in the face of global criticism
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However, the defenseman said on the broadcast that there was no way his breath could have been an issue: "He told me my breath smelled. But". Crosby making fun of Subban's bad breath following a game would be unusual, but not outside the realm of trash talking between athletes.
Crosby said he didn't say what Subban said he said.
Crosby on the Subban breath comment. "Well, it'll be interesting to see if he says what he said last night", Subban said.