Tuesday, May 24

Zuccarello equaled the record series in a big win

(Minnesota Wild – Montreal Canadiens 8-2) Mats Zuccarello is in the shape of his life and scored two new goals at home against the Montreal Canadiens.

SCORING: Mats Zuccarello (center) scored his twelfth goal of the season.

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At the very end of the second period, Mats Zuccarello scored his twelfth goal of the season. The Norwegian did not get the best pass from teammate Kirill Kaprizov, but got the puck ready. From an almost dead angle, he cleverly shot up into the shoulder of goalkeeper Cayden Primeau and into goal. Wilds went into the locker room with a 5-1 lead, and the home team’s big game continued in the final period.

There, Zuccarello and the same Kaprizov scored for a goal-scoring pass when Matt Boldy made it 6-2, and the match ended with a convincing 8-2 victory for Wilds, who have now won six of the last seven matches they have played. .

And much of the credit should go to Zuccarello for that – because the Norwegian has never picked up more points than now. With the two points in Tuesday’s match, he now stands with points in nine games in a row. In total, there have been as many as 16 goal points in the nine matches, of which eleven of them have come in the last five matches.

A series of nine games in a row with points is something Zuccarello has only managed once before in his NHL career. That was in 2019, when he started the year absolutely terrific for the New York Rangers with nine games in a row with points from January 12 to February 6. At the time, he had 15 points in the nine games, and had a pointless game against the Calgary Flames, another seven points in the next four games.

In addition to tangling the number of games in a row with points, Zuccarello extended his own record for most games in a row by two or more points. The Norwegian now has five games in a row with at least two goal points.

In total, Zuccarello stands with 38 goal points in 32 games, an average of 1.19 points per game. Only Kaprizov has more goal points than Zuccarello for the Minnesota team this season.

The next match for Zuccarello and Wild is away against the old club New York Rangers on January 28.


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