P.K. Messier? Subban doubles down on Game 3 guarantee

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Sometimes, in the heat of the moment, you’ll say something you’d later regret. It happens in sports, relationships and … just about every facet of life.

So, there was a chance that P.K. Subban would walk back boldly stating that the Nashville Predators would win Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final shortly after their painful 4-1 loss (see above) to the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 2.

Nope, that didn’t happen.

Instead, Subban doubled down on his guarantee that the Predators would win Game 3 on Saturday.

Nice. The real question is: should we call him P.K. Messier or P.K. Namath?

Either way, many of us believed that Subban would be a delight to watch both on and off the ice during a Stanley Cup Final, and he hasn’t disappointed. His skirmish with Evgeni Malkin was almost as entertaining as his explanation for why the hug-fight happened:

Meanwhile, his fantastic play sometimes slips under the radar a touch.

As great as his subtler stats may be, he’s dropping the gauntlet now. Anything short of a win will be a letdown (and an opportunity for his strangely vocal critics to pounce).

Don’t expect Subban to shrink from the spotlight.

You can see Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on NBCSN at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday. Click here for the livestream link.