On Sunday, it seemed like Mats Zuccarello was on the verge of being traded from the New York Rangers. A day later, he has a shiny new contract extension and already has two assists against the Nashville Predators with about a period remaining.
One of the smallish winger’s more ridiculous nicknames is “Norwegian Hobbit Wizard.” He showed some magical skills on this Chris Kreider goal, which was his second helper of the night:
Moments like these help explain why he’s beloved by a lot of Rangers fans.
Predators forward Taylor Beck might have actually provided the best pass of the night, though, as you can see here: