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.
Zibanejad registered three assists during Monday's 6-3 win over Carolina. Injuries and inconsistent scoring have been the main concerns with Zibanejad since he joined New York last season. He's posting respectable scoring numbers with 20 goals and 18 assists through 60 games this year, but there's definitely potential for more. Additionally, unless he can suit up for close to 82 games again, it'll be difficult for Zibanejad to be anything more than a secondary fantasy contributor in most settings.
Zibanejad (illness) is on the ice for morning skate Thursday, suggesting he will be good to go for the evening's contest against the Lightning, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reports. Zibanejad missed Tuesday's game against the Jets because of the flu, so it's unlikely he would be on the ice for practice if he wasn't over the bug and ready to go. He centered Chris Kreider and Pavel Buchnevich during Thursday's morning skate and will likely slot in there for the evening's contest against the Lightning.
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