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Predators P.K. Subban and his bag of Listerine

| Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 9:33 a.m.
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A fan holds up a listerine cut-out for P.K. Subban of the Nashville Predators prior to Game Four of the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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P.K. Subban of the Nashville Predators skates against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period of Game Four of the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) shoves Predators defenseman P.K. Subban (76) in the first period of Game 4 of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals on Monday June 05, 2017 at Bridgestone Arena.

At the end of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final Penguins center Sidney Crosby and Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban exchanged words and an alleged jabs about Subban's bad breath.

Bad breath and Listerine took off and became an unlikely storyline for this series.

So to continue stoke the fire, Subban showed up at Bridgestone Arena ahead of Game 4 Monday night with a bag full of Listerine, reported The Tennessean .

Listerine, likely amused and loving the publicity, jumped into the fray with a tweet to Subban before the game.

Bad breath became a trending topic in the series, when Subban described the nature of the conversation at the end of Game 3 between star players in an on-ice interview with NBC Sports Network after the game.

"He told me my breath smelled, but I don't know. I used some Listerine before the game, so I don't know what he's talking about," Subban said with a grin.

Crosby shot down the bad breath comments the following day .

"He made that up. I didn't say that," Crosby said.

"He likes the attention and things like that," Crosby continued. "If he wants to make stuff up, what can you do?"

The series is tied 2-2 and Game 5 comes back to Pittsburgh on Thursday night.

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