Everyone has that friend or colleague.
You know what we’re talking about here. The person who’s hyper-competitive to the point where it’s almost a little awkward. Tables are flipped. Video game controllers: thrown. Maybe a few holes are punched into walls.
Phil Kessel seemed like the Pittsburgh Penguins version of that guy in Game 2, to the entertainment of viewers and even his teammates/coach alike. One can only wonder how the narrative might have changed if the Penguins lost, but instead, Kessel scored the only goal in a 1-0 win, tying Pittsburgh’s series at 1-1.
While Mike Milbury and Jeremy Roenick discuss some of the potential caveats (“a fourth-liner wouldn’t get away with that”), they mostly believe that Kessel’s worth the giggles from Chris Kunitz and others because he produces.
The video is a fun watch, even if you just want to see Kessel acting like a grumpy uncle one more time.