Thursday

Tampa, Fla. – Jason Zucker of Las Vegas drove down to the left side of the net, worked a give and go with linemate Eric Staal and scored spectacuarly to help give the NHL Minnesota Wild a 2-1 lead enroute to a 5-4 road win over the Tampa Bay Lightning here at the Amalie Arena. Jason and the Wild had a tremendous net presence during this game to put extreme pressure on Tampa Bay.  Jason, 27, also had an assist as the Wild raised their season record to 14-11-4. That was Jason’s 129th NHL goal. He grew up playing roller hockey, then ice hockey here in Las Vegas. His first Las Vegas roller coach was Larry Sanford, his last ice hockey coach at the Las Vegas Ice Center on Flamingo Avenue was the great Wally Lacroix. Jason did countless hours of summertime conditioning skates with coach Rob Pallin at the SoBe Ice Arena.

Jason is a 12-Time Vegas Hockey Player of the Year. Banners of Jason are hung with care at the Ice Center and also at the SoBe Ice Arena.