In a night where Alex Ovechkin scored two times, Mika Zibanejad took the show at the Garden.
With his team defending a playoff area, the New york city Rangers forward put his team on his shoulders Thursday night and scored 5 objectives, consisting of the game- winning goal in a 6-5 overtime success over the Washington Capitals.
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Zibanejad topped the night with the game-winner 33 seconds into the additional frame on a partial breakaway after getting a determine feed from Artemi Panarin to seal the historic efficiency.
The Swede signs up with special business ending up being simply the 3rd Ranger to net 5 objectives in the franchise’s 93- year history signing up with Don Murdoch (1976) and Mark Pavelich (1983). He likewise ended up being the first NHL gamer to score 5 objectives and the game- winning goal in overtime considering that the Red Wings’ Sergei Fedorov on Dec. 26, 1996– likewise against the Washington Capitals.
Zibanejad’s profession night likewise showed a full selection of methods to score: deflection, slapshot, picture, backhand and rebound.
His colleagues shocked him when he went into the dressing space:
And head coach David Quinn summed up the night completely.
New york city required Zibanejad to step up in the lack of Chris Kreider as he recuperates from a fractured foot. He now has 38 objectives on the season pulling himself within 9 objectives of Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak for the Rocket Richard lead.
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The win likewise provided much-needed points for the Rangers as they pull within 2 of the New York City Islanders for the second wild-card area in the Eastern Conference.