Zuccarello had seven total shots in the seven games prior to being scratched including three games with 0 shots.
Zucc told Licalzi that he had a tough start and put a lot of pressure on himself to produce and that since then he has relaxed, played a simple game and feels as if he is contributing.
He told the Daily News , that he put a lot of pressure on himself to produce while the Rangers were battling injuries and wanted to show the coaches that he could be a big player.
In a chat with the Rangers website, Chris Kreider described Zuccarello as something of a “wildcard” who can do a lot on the ice.
Henrik Lundqvist told SNY’s Nick Licalzi that Zuccarello is a hard worker, a great player and someone who sees the game really well.
Zucc, according to TV2, had the Broadway Hat following the win over the Sabres. He was the first star in that game.