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Stanley Cup Final blog: Harry Zolnierczyk

Stanley Cup Final blog: Harry Zolnierczyk

The following article appeared on www.nhl.com featuring former Brown standout and current Nashville Predator Harry Zolnierczyk, who reflects on Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

By Harry Zolnierczyk
Nashville Predators

PITTSBURGH -- Waking up for that Day One, Game 1 of that Stanley Cup Final, you could tell there was an energy in everybody: coaches, players, management. This is where you want to be at the end of the year. We're excited for the chance to play for the Stanley Cup and, ultimately win it.

For me personally, all I can do is prepare each day like I'll be in the lineup. If I am, I'm ready to go. If I'm not, I'm ready to go. I need to stay prepared so when the coaches call upon me, I can bring my best game forward and help the team.

For me, not much changes whether I am playing or not. I like to carry myself the same way no matter what. I'm going to bring the energy and the positivity regardless of my lineup status. In the locker room, it's about keeping the confidence up and the belief up. In our room, everybody is doing that, whether he suits up or not.

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