Zibanejad netted a goal on six shots and went plus-2 in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Avalanche. Zibanejad's production has been on another level with 11 goals in his last six games. The Swede is up to 41 tallies, a career-high 75 points, 208 shots on goal and a plus-9 rating. There's little else to say about the 26-year-old Swede, who has looked every bit of a top-line center in the last two weeks.
Zibanejad registered a goal and an assist with four shots and won 15 of 27 (55.6 percent) faceoffs in Tuesday's 4-2 win over Dallas. Zibanejad struck midway through the first period for his 40th goal of the season, reaching that plateau in only 56 games. That scoring rate is all the more remarkable considering last season's 30 goals represented a career high, and he needed all 82 games to get there. But the 26-year-old has been on an absolute heater in recent weeks, hitting the scoresheet in 13 of his last 14 games, including a stretch of 10 points in his last four outings alone.
Zibanejad scored five goals on eight shots in Thursday's 6-5 overtime win over Washington. Zibanejad became the third player in Rangers history to score five goals, joining Don Murdoch (1976) and Mark Pavelich (1983). His second power-play goal of the game gave New York a 5-4 lead with 1:42 remaining in regulation, but Alex Ovechkin answered 59 seconds later to send the game to the extra session. Zibanejad then got loose in overtime, breaking in alone on a wonderful stretch pass from Artemi Panarin and going top shelf on the backhand for the historic game-winner. While a five-goal performance is always unexpected, this effort didn't come out of nowhere, as the Swedish stud now has 14 goals in his last 10 games.
Zibanejad scored two goals and an assist, all with the man advantage, in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Flyers. The two teams combined for six power-play goals on the afternoon, but Zibanejad and the Rangers didn't get rolling until they were already in a 4-0 hole. The 26-year-old wasted no time getting back on track after having his nine-game point streak snapped Friday in Philly, and on the season he has 32 goals (a new career high) and 65 points through 52 contests.
Zibanejad scored a goal Thursday in a 5-2 win over Montreal. His goal streak now stands at six games and his point streak is now nine games long (eight goals, seven assists). Zibanejad has become a bonafide star in New York. He has two straight 30-goal campaigns and is close to equaling his career mark of 74 points set last season.
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