PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – Forward Tyler Kennedy may be with the San Jose Sharks now, but that doesn’t mean he has forgotten some of his fondest memories of the time he spent here in Pittsburgh with the Penguins.
Kennedy was back in town and stopped by the 93-7 The FAN studios to talk with Starkey and Mueller about where his career is now, his thoughts on the current state of the Pens and the highlight moment of his career, which happened to come with the Pens.
When asked about the three game-winning goals he had in the 2009 Stanley Cup playoffs, Kennedy said the one he scored in Game 6 against the Detroit Red Wings is still the proudest moment of his career.
“It was for sure my biggest goal, no doubt about it,” Kennedy said. “I have a trophy room back home and I got the puck and everything. Sometimes I go in there… and I look at it, and I go, wow.”
Kennedy also talked about the text message owner Mario Lemieux sent the team before Game 7 against the Red Wings and described to us what it was like gearing up for that game.
“I remember like getting a text, and I was getting excited, and I was like, ‘Oh my, this is Game 7,” Kennedy said. “I remember even going to bed at night with Staalsy (Jordan Staal) cause we were roommates, and I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh, this is Game 7. How are we going to sleep tonight?’ And he would just be trying to calm me down, and I’d be trying to calm him down, but it was such good friendship and we were just kind of enjoying the moment.”
Kennedy also talked about what it’s like playing in the west as opposed to the east, the time Boston Bruins’ defenseman Zdeno Chara hit him so hard he bent his helmet, what he thinks about the Pens getting rid of Ray Shero and Dan Bylsma’s future being in limbo and who he thinks will win the Stanley Cup Finals.