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Linemate Steve Bernier said winning makes things go fast. He also wasn’t upset about missing out on vacation time.
"Last year, I had almost five months of vacation," Bernier said. "It’s not fun seeing everyone else playing when you are at home. Right now, I am enjoying every moment."
His wife also isn’t a big fan of his beard.
"She understands how important it is for me to have a beard in the playoffs. She is fine with it, but as soon as the playoff is done, it is time to take it off."
Devils captain Zach Parise said every day the team has taken the same approach throughout the playoffs.
"It’s kind of hard to believe it’s the finals already," Parise said. "It feels like the playoffs just started."
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