Zuccarello scored a goal -- his seventh of the season -- and added two helpers in a big 7-2 win over the Canucks on Tuesday. Zucc hasn't been as productive as teammates J.T. Miller (17 points, plus-16) or Kevin Hayes (16 points, plus-15), but his 13 points in 17 contests aren't too shabby. That actually amounts to a 63-point pace over a full season, which is pretty much bang on with his 61-point output from last year.
Zuccarello potted two goals -- one during the man advantage -- on five shots in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Hurricanes. Zuccarello was the lone bright spot in what was a relatively uneventful offensive showing for the Rangers (3.86 goals per game to start the year). The 29-year-old scored in two of the first three contests to being 2016-17, but proceeded to simmer down in the next four. The Norwegian remains a threat to score on any given night and is in line to pursue last season's 26-tally total.
Zuccarello scored a goal and added two assists during Monday's game against the Sharks. Zuccarello also posted an impressive plus-4 rating in the game. For the season, he has two goals and two assists with five shots over three games. The 29-year-old winger has become a reliable fantasy contributor and is locked into an offensive role with the Rangers.
Zuccarello skated 20:08 in Saturday's loss to the Blues, though he went without a point. He has one goal through two games to start the 2016-17 season. The Rangers' top line of Zuccarello, Derek Stepan and Jimmy Vesey has been roundly outproduced by the second line, but it's still very early. With a 61-point 2015-16 in his back pocket and premium minutes nearly guaranteed all year long, the wizardly Norwegian remains a strong fantasy play.
Zuccarello stuffed the stat sheet for Team Europe in Monday's 3-2 overtime victory over the Czech Republic at the World Cup of Hockey, picking up a goal, an assist, three shots and a plus-2 rating. Zuccarello scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period before drawing the lone helper on Leon Draisaitl's game-winner 2:06 into overtime. Rangers fans are used to seeing the diminutive Norwegian winger's play-making ability on display after he scored 26 goals with 35 assists for the blueshirts last season. He'll look to build on those totals in the upcoming NHL campaign as a key cog in New York's offense.
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