4:19PM: Zuccarello told TV2 that he doesn’t think he will play tomorrow. He also said, according to google translate, that he has played this season like “bad sh**.”
He added that being shifted to different lines this week shows that he hasn’t played up to expectations and it’s not a good feeling.
1:58PM: According to reports from practice today, Mats Zuccarello was in and out of line rushes and Alain Vigneault said that he hadn’t yet decided on his forwards for tomorrow night in Philadelphia.
Andrew Gross tweeted that Zuccarello was on the ice and having a long chat with Associate Coach Scott Arniel and that could indicate that Zuccarello will be scratched tomorrow.
Zuccarello has no points in seven games, is a minus three, has 9 hits, 7 shots and an average of 16:41 of ice time.
According to Extra Skater, Zuccarello at even strength has been on the ice for:
- 28 shots on goal for, 53 shots on goal against (last on the team in terms of percentage)
- 65 shot attempts for and 93 shot attempts against
- 0 goals for, 3 goals against
Zuccarello is starting 23.8% of his shifts in the offensive zone, 39.3% in the neutral zone and 36.9% in the defensive zone. His average shot distance is 30.6 and he has had 15 total attempts, 7 on goal, 7 that missed the net and 1 that was blocked.