(Minnesota Wild – St. Louis Blues 4-6) Mats Zuccarello (34) was highly critical of himself and his teammates at the Minnesota Wild after last night’s loss to the St. Louis Blues at 23-under 38,000 spectators.
– I don’t really have words. It’s embarrassing when 40,000 people come in and freeze their asses, Zuccarillo said, and then we play like this. Press conference After facing the Winter Classic at Target Field in Minneapolis.
Before the last period, the Blues were leading 6-2, and Zuccarello described the first two periods as “played easily” by the Blues. Zuccarillo had one help – when Ryan Hartmann scored the team’s third goal. Wilde fell twice in the last period and scored the final score at 4-6.
The 34-year-old thinks it is pointless to explain the loss with the cold and difficult conditions and the fact that they haven’t played a game since December 20:
– No excuses… It’s cold for both teams, the ice is full of bumps for both teams. We didn’t play smart hockey like we did for most of the season.
This was Wilde’s fifth consecutive loss in a season in which Zuccarello and the team have performed consistently well.
Zuka in the face of the record cold in the first leg: – Something big is happening
Unfortunately, it happened on such a big night. People leave their homes in the cold to support us, and then we serve them. We have disappointed ourselves and everyone else.
I had to Announced in advance about the freezing cold, and Measurements showed minus 23 degrees. Zuccarello describes the experience as follows:
– I got really cold during the warm-up, but when the match started, the adrenaline started coming in. But I never think I’ve been super cold in my whole life before the last period when we were under 6-2, or whatever. It wasn’t a good feeling.
– The big picture now is that we have five losses in a row, and we have to go back to the way we win and how we are going to play as a team, says Zuccarello.
Zuccarillo has scored eight goals and added 17 assists in 25 games this season. That is an average of one goal point per game. In his best seasons for scoring with the New York Rangers – 2013/2014, 2015/16 and 2016/17 – he scored 59 goals in 77 games, 61 goals in 81 games and 59 goals in 80 games respectively.
note! Friday night, the Minnesota Wild plays away against the Boston Bruins. Two days later, there is a home game against the Washington Capitals.
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