Thursday, December 23, 2010

Video: Mats Zuccarello Slow Plays His Hand On Beautiful Shootout Goal in Debut

If playing on the top line in your first NHL game was not enough to put on Mats Zuccarello's plate the Rangers added being the third shooter in the shootout to the list. When Zuke's turn came the Rangers were down 2-1 and a miss would have meant a loss, but the Norwegian Hobbit would not let it get to him as he went into his bag of tricks and pulled out a beauty. Zuccarello would slow play Dan Ellis looking like he was going to even stop at one point and then show off his combination of creativity and skill by making a deke to the backhand and quickly pulling it back forehand leaving Ellis helpless. There have been some highly discussed shootout goals of late and I would this right up there.