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Mika Zibanejad scores five goals for Rangers in OT win over Caps


NEW YORK, NY., March 6, 2020 – Last night, Sweden’s Mika Zibanejad became only the third player in New York Rangers history to score five goals in a game as he lit it up in an incredible 6-5 OT win over the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden.

Zibanejad joins Don Murdoch (Oct. 12, 1976) and Mark Pavelich (Feb. 23, 1983) as the only New York Rangers with five goals in a game.

Not surprisingly the Swedish hockey star and Rangers assistant captain was also the number one star of the game after capping off his 5-goal scoring spree with the OT winner.

Mika now has an impressive 38 goals on the season and is the first Rangers centre with at least 35 goals in a season, since Toronto native Eric Lindros achieved it in 2001-02.

For inquisitive hockey poolers, Caps star Alex Ovechkin scored two goals on the night as Washington managed to salvaged one point from the game.

The win pulled the Rangers within two points of the New York Islanders for the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference and ending a three-game losing skid.

Zibanejad is also only the second player in NHL history to score his fifth goal in OT. Detroit’s Sergei Fedorov, accomplished the impressive feat on Dec. 26, 1996 — coincidentally also against the Washington Capitals.

Two other New York Rangers have earned five points this season. Artemi Panarin scored 2 goals and 3 assists against the Islanders and Tony DeAngelo notched 3 goals and 2 assists vs. the New Jersey Devils.


story by Terry Lankstead

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