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When asked during an interview during the Rangers pre game show, Zuccarello told John Giannone that he doesn't feel any extra pressure to score and that he doesn't care who does score as long as the team wins.
While Zuccarello had no shots on goal last night, he scored the only goal in last night's shootout and helped the Rangers pick up a crucial second point.
12:13PM: On twitter, Kenny Albert noted that Cary Price has a shutout streak of 192:45 at the Bell Centre against the Rangers.
The last Ranger to score against Price at the Bell Centre was Mats Zuccarello.
6:58AM: According to Larry Brooks in the NY Post, Glen Sather is planning to talk with Mats Zuccarello about returning to the Rangers after his season in the KHL ends.
Zuccarello signed a two-year deal with the KHL but it contains an NHL out clause. He left the Rangers as an RFA but the Rangers sent him a qualifying offer to retain his rights.
Sam Rosen mentioned on MSG that Zuccarello fractured his wrist and is out indefinitely
Patrick Kane fractured his wrist last summer and needed surgery and six to eight weeks to recover.
After the game, John Tortorella said of Zucc,"he played a regular shift tonight, did some good things away from the puck, understood our forechecking and gave us some minutes right on through"
In his two games so far, Zucc has averaged about 11 minutes, has an assist, two total shots and two hits.
John Tortorella said after the Hurricanes game,"Zucc adds creativity. One of the better passers we have on the team. He is going to help our power play. If he continues to just learn the 5 on 5 part and be able to handle some of the small parts of the ice as far as protecting pucks, he can help us. He brings a lot of things that we need. We gave him a lot of 5 on 5 time, took a stupid penalty, but you can see that he is progressing."