Zuccarello's First Goal of Season is Moment of the Week
(Week of March 12-March 18)

Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello's first goal of the season, scored at The Garden against Colorado on St. Patrick's Day, was voted the newyorkrangers.com Moment of the Week in a landslide victory for Week 24 of the 2011-12 regular season. Just a few days after being brought back up to the Rangers from Connecticut, Zuccarello found the back of the net. As a result, he collected 45.8 percent of voting by Rangers fans to beat Brad Richards' second goal of the game in a March 13 win over Carolina and Carl Hagelin's goal that sealed the win on March 13. Both Richards and Hagelin picked up 27.1 percent of the week's vote.

The Winning Moment ...

Rangers 1, Colorado 3 at Madison Square Garden
March 17, 2012
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The Moment:
Mats Zuccarello scores his first  of season
for 1-0 lead with a deflection in front of net

Description: Zuccarello, in his fourth game back with the Rangers since being recalled from the AHL, netted his first of the season at 10:43 of the first period. The 5-foot-7 winger worked his way to the front of the net, got his stick on Dan Girardi's shot from the right wing boards, and steered it between Semyon Varlamov's pads.
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Comments from fans who voted for Zuccarello's Goal ...

It's his first goal. That's so exciting!
-- Meg from Atlanta, Ga.

Zucc has worked so hard to get back in the lineup, he brings a real spark to the team.
-- Special K from Oslo, Norway

This was an important goal.
-- Richard Labuz from Rome, N.Y.

It was an excellent deflection against a goalie who was playing the game of his life.
-- Bendik from Oslo, Norway

Between the legs is always one of the coolest goals. Plus Zuccarello has come straight from not playing to making so much impact.
-- Kim Joranlie from Oslo, Norway

I hope Zucca Will succeed in the Blueshirt that he deserves to be wearing!
-- ZuccaFan from New York, N.Y.

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