Zach Parise
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"Zachary Justin Parise" is an United States/American professional ice hockey Winger (ice hockey)/left winger of French-Canadian heritage, an Captain (ice hockey)#Alternate captains/alternate captain for the Minnesota Wild in the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also played for the New Jersey Devils, where he served as team captain. Parise's father, J. P. Parisé, was a professional ice hockey player who played for Canada men's national ice hockey team/Team Canada at the 1972 Summit Series, and his brother Jordan Parise is a professional hockey goaltender.

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I'm happy with the way I'm playing, ... I'm out there with some very talented players and I'm trying my best to fit in.

You want to get the first one out of the way, ... It's awesome. It was kind of a blur, but it's also a weight off your shoulders.

It was more of a blur than anything, ... I just had a couple whacks at it and when it went in it was just excitement. It was an unbelievable feeling.

I wasn't trying to go make a point at all, ... I was trying to do what I can do. He played well. He played really well. I'm not trying to draw any comparisons.

It is an important win for us, especially coming from behind like that. These two points are just as important at the end of the season. This is a big win for us.

Regardless of what the players think about it, it's the way it's going to be, so you might as well enjoy it.

They tried to rim the puck out of the zone and Sergei made a good play. He found me streaking to the backside. I just tried to lift it over his pad.

We kind of saw some video before the game. (We saw) some things we can take advantage of.

I was working out and I was already done for two weeks. It was a great experience playing with all those guys and then at the Olympic trials, playing on the ice with those guys, they're the best in the country.