Zibanejad will attend the 2018 IIHF World Championship. Zibanejad -- who will be making his first appearance at the World Championships -- set a career high with 27 goals in 72 outings this season. It was the third 45-plus point campaign for the 24-year-old. The center also logged more ice time (17:58 per game) than at any other point in his career. While the Rangers may be in a rebuild (or at least a retooling) heading into 2018-19, the Swede will no doubt factor into the club's long-term plans -- especially considering he is signed for $5.35 million a year through 2021-22.
Zibanejad scored a power-play goal and an even-strength assist in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Sabres. He also added four shots, two PIM, one blocked shot and a plus-1 rating. Zibanejad has now hit the scoresheet in seven straight games, racking up eight goals and 12 points during that stretch, and his 27 goals, 14 power-play goals and 21 power-play points on the season are all by far career highs.
Zibanejad scored his 25th goal of the season on the power play in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Blue Jackets. He also chipped in three shots and a hit but was saddled with a minus-2 rating. Zibanejad's 13 goals and 20 points with the man advantage this season are both career highs, as is his overall goal total, but with only 43 points in 63 games he'll need a big finish to record his second career 50-point campaign.
Zibanejad scored twice -- including once on the power play -- in Saturday's overtime loss to the Blues. Zibanejad has put up two straight multi-goal games and is up to 24 goals in 62 games on the season. The Swedish sniper has scored 12 of his goals with the man advantage and continues to fire plenty of pucks on net. Zibanejad has recorded five goals and eight points during a five-game point streak and should be owned in all formats.
Zibanejad scored two goals, including the overtime winner, in Wednesday's 4-3 victory over the Penguins. His first goal of the night, a power-play tally late in the third period, was the one that sent the game into extra time, and Zibanejad also chipped in nine shots, two PIM, one blocked shot and a plus-2 rating. The 24-year-old now has a career-high 22 goals on the season and an even 100 in the NHL, and he should continue seeing big minutes as the Rangers close out a disappointing campaign.
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