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Tkachuk: Kreider's mouthguard toss 'best play he made all game'

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Matthew Tkachuk had a zinger for Chris Kreider after the New York Rangers forward threw the Florida Panthers winger's mouthguard in the air during the Cats' 3-2 win in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final on Tuesday night.

"I told him that was the best play he made all game," Tkachuk said Wednesday.

Kreider heaved Tkachuk's mouthguard into the air following a scrum early in the third period.

While it initially appeared as though the mouthguard went into the crowd, Tkachuk clarified Wednesday that it didn't make it that far.

"Luckily it didn't go over the (glass), he just threw it up in the air, so (I) got to wash it off and just use it," Tkachuk said.

The Panthers' victory evened the series at two. Game 5 is scheduled for Thursday at 8 p.m. ET.

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