Nashville Predators' goalie Pekka Rinne penned an emotional recount of his hockey team's run to the Stanley Cup finals.
Nashville lost game 6 in the best-of-seven final series to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
In the article appearing on The Players' Tribune, Rinne speaks of returning to the locker room after the game ...
"Looking around at everyone — everyone who had fought with you all the way to a Cup final, to a Game 6, to a bounce away from a Game 7 — and it was hard to keep your emotions in check. They weren’t even all bad emotions. I was proud, for sure — both of this team and of myself. And I definitely wasn’t breaking sticks or anything. But I was still … I don’t know. It’s kind of hard to explain. There was nothing left to do, you know? So I just sat at my locker, and I looked at everyone, and I thought about everything, and I cried."
Read his full article here: