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Phil Kessel Reacts To Playing For The Stanley Cup As The Penguins Move On

from Seth Rorabaugh of Empty Netters,

Right winger Phil Kessel is a pretty low-key personality in his dealings with the media. He is usually brief and offers few words beyond the bare minimum wheather his team wins or loses. He's introverted and slow to reveal much in the way of a personality. 

Tonight, the excitement he displayed over going to a Stanley Cup final for the first time in his career was so powerful it could have lit up a nuclear submarine.

“I'm so thrilled right now," Kessel said. "I… I... I... don't know what to say. Um … This ... is a … uh ... a huge moment in my career. I have nothing but good things to say about everybody here.... Heh … heh...”

Seriously, no transcription of this quote does his joy justice. You can listen to him giggle through his answer here.

The story of the 2015-16 Penguins, at least over the past six months, is excitement. They play a thrilling breakneck brand of hockey and it drives them to wins more often than not. They faced a team with a similar style of play of play and comparable depth in the Tampa Bay Lightning.

continued

Below, watch the game highlights and handshake line...

 

 

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