Off the ice, Pittsburgh Penguins forward Phil Kessel is a quiet guy. When you interview him, he often speaks in an introverted whisper that is barely audible in the locker room.
On the ice, he’s like a five-person panel on CNN. The American born hockey player is often exasperated for no apparent reason, barking on the bench. During Game Two of the Eastern Conference Final Monday, Phil went to another level, stomping his feet and screaming at no one in particular.
Sportsnet perfectly captured Kessel’s sublime insanity. First, Kessel talks to himself and yells at his bench.
Next, Kessel raises his arm and acts like a toddler after a missed scoring chance.
Phil is still talking having a conversation with himself.
So. Much. Sass.
With less than seven minutes left, Kessel took out his anger on the back of the net. After collecting a pass from Evgeni Malkin, Kessel fired a shot on Craig Anderson before picking up his own rebound and sniping it past the Ottawa Senators netminder.
The Pens won 1-0, tying the series at one game apiece before the series heads to Ottawa.
Kessel has 57 points in 60 career playoff games. He clearly does not care about the game.
Ian Oland contributed to this post.
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