Read: Another Mats Zuccarello and Al Trautwig Interview

Mats ZuccarelloMats Zuccarello was the first intermission guest during the Rangers and Jets game and he had the following exchange with Al Trautwig:

  • Al: “We are joined by one of our favorite Rangers to talk to, Mats Zuccarello. As someone who has never done what you did to score that goal, how did you learn to deflect the puck and do it in a way that it’s going to help the team score a goal.”
  • Zucc: “…Mac just shot it at me…I didn’t do much.”
  • Al: “There has to be some skill there”
  • Zucc: “yea…yea…I can agree on that (smile and laugh)
  • Al: Let’s take a look at the goal and tell me what you are feeling when you score a goal like that. You have had some great plays in the last few games.” (Continued below)

Al and Zucc previously had a conversation when Zuccarello’s mother was in town

  • Zucc: “Yea..the puck kind of finds me and I just try to make good plays. We have a good team and everyone has to contribute to be the best out there..I don’t know what you want me to say.”
  • Al: “Just what you think, Mats….its pretty easy. Here is a question from twitter and the Ranger fans feel comfortable talking with you, ‘Hey Zucc, what has clicked for you the past few games scoring two goals in four game’ What has helped you elevate your game?”
  • Zucc: “I don’t know…a lot of help from my teammates. Playing with good players and feeling confident…I think that is the main issue”
  • Al: “okay”
  • Zucc: “not the main issue, the main reason”
  • (Both laugh)
  • Al: Mats Zuccarello joining us in the intermission report.