The electric Norwegian was often the driver of the Blueshirts' offense, but he -- like many of his teammates -- went quiet in the playoffs against Pittsburgh, recording just two points in five games. Nonetheless, he's poised to remain a big part of the
This news means that the fan favorite will finish the season with already career-best marks of 26 goals and 61 points.
Always an expert at finding his teammates in open ice, Zuccarello did just that with Stepan, twice, and the centerman made the Bolts pay. With that, the Norwegian Hobbit Wizard has pushed his way past 60 points for the first time in his career. He's ending the regular season right, having picked up eight points in his last eight games, showing off those playmaking skills that the
Zuccarello has power-play goals in back to back games, as the diminutive forward continues to dazzle with the man advantage. He has set a new career high for goals in a season is just three short of matching his career-high 59 points.
Mats Zuccarello scored on the power play in Monday's 4-2 win over the Panthers.
The tally is the 23rd of the year for Zuccarello, who now leads the New York Rangers in points with 54. In terms of career highs, the goals are all gravy for the 28-year-old (his previous best was 19), but he's now just five points off his 2013-14 output of 59 points, so look for him to make a strong push for that 60-point plateau with nine games remaining.
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