Zucca scored a hat-trick and made history: – A really good captain

Zucca scored a hat-trick and made history: - A really good captain

(Minnesota Wild – Chicago Blackhawks 4-1) Mats Zuccarello scored his second career hat-trick as the Minnesota Wild defeated the Chicago Blackhawks.


The Norwegian opened the scoring when, after 4.54 in the first period, he was able to send Kirill Kaprizov’s pass into the goal.

A little less than an hour later, two minutes before the end of the third period, it was Zhuka who finished the ball when he scored his third goal of the evening from an open goal. In addition, the Norwegian had one assist.

This made it a historic match for the 35-year-old. Because with the second hat-trick in his career, the first came in 2015 when Zuccarello played for the New York Rangers, he became the first Norwegian in history to score a hat-trick during his career.

– This is what we try to achieve every time. In some games it’s hard, but in others our puck bounces. I think today’s match went well for us, the Norwegian hockey star told the Associated Press.

Espen “Shampoo” Knutsen, who played for a number of years in the American League, has only one NHL hat-trick to show in his career.

At the same time, the Norwegian became the oldest player in Minnesota Wild history to score a hat-trick for the club, writes Swede hockey.

With goals and assists tonight, he also made sure to deliver his ninth straight game with points for the club, and is now just five games short of the record for most consecutive games with points. This record is held by classmate Kirill Kaprizov (25).

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– I hope he will break all records, Kaprizov adds Private club channel.

In 30 games, Zuccarello now has 34 goal points, split between 13 goals and 21 assists.

Of course he is good offensively and scores points. But that’s when you see him working for home in the field. Watch out for opponents, good club use, tackles, outnumbered play and his ability to put the team first. Which makes us stronger in attack. He was really a good leader for us. says the Minnesota Wild coach all year long Dean Evason after the match.

The Minnesota Wild are third in the NHL’s “Central Division”, three points behind the Winnipeg Jets and five behind the Dallas Stars.


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