Bruce Berlet and Bob Crawford at hartfordwolfpack.com report that Mats Zuccarello Aasen scored a goal and an assist in a three-goal third period that lifted the Wolf Pack to an opening 3-0 victory over the Albany Devils in their preseason opener.
Zuccarello says his adjustment to the smaller rinks...
“is coming more and more every game, every practice so hopefully it’ll be feeling pretty normal when the season starts.
“The hardest part is in the corners where it’s tighter as you try to make any moves," he said. "First game here, new coach, so I thought it went OK. As the game kept going, I found my game more and more. Good start to build on.”
...i've seen plenty of smaller players dominate in the AHL and can't make the transition to the NHL. Let's hope that's not the case with MZA. Nice start for him.
Wade Redden did not play.
Speaking of Hartford, apparently the logo for the Connecticut Whale I posted the other day was a fake and this is the real one...
...i like the fake one better.
...h/t to Mitch Beck at the Howlings.
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