Mika Zibanejad has hat trick, Rangers beat Senators 4-1

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Mika Zibanejad made himself right at home - at the expense of his former team.

Zibanejad had his third career hat trick and added an assist to help the New York Rangers beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 on Saturday night.

''I can't really explain what's going on right now,'' Zibanejad said. ''I'm playing with good teammates and unbelievable players out there. I'm getting a lot of chances and now they're going in so I'll try to take advantage as that as much as I can.''

Zibanejad, who was drafted sixth overall by the Senators in 2011, is only the second player in Rangers history to record eight points in the first two games of the season. On Thursday night, he had a goal and three assists in New York's 6-4 home victory over Winnipeg.

''This is where I started, where I got the first opportunity to play in the NHL and I'm really thankful for that,'' Zibanejad said. ''To come here and do that (hat trick) I think is a night I'll remember for a long time.''

Artemi Panarin also scored for the Rangers, and Alexandar Georgiev stopped 31 shots.

Brady Tkachuk scored for the Senators, and Craig Anderson made 26 saves. The Senators have given up nine goals in their first two games, and rookie coach D.J. Smith put the team on notice.

''I thought a lot of guys played hard, there was some guys that played hard out there, let's not get it wrong that it was everyone,'' Smith said. ''There's just some guys that didn't play at the level they have to play and that won't be acceptable. You'll either drop down a line or you won't get to play.''

Zibanejad opened the scoring on a power-play at 6:04 of the first period, and Tkachuk tied it midway through the period.

Zibanejad broke the tie at 9:53 of the second and made it 3-1 with a short-handed goal at 12:07. Zibanejad then set up Panarin's power-play goal early in the third.

NOTES: The Senators announced they will retire Chris Phillips' No. 4 on Feb. 18. Phillips is the Senators' leader in games played at 1,179. He officially retired in 2016. He will join Daniel Alfredsson as the only other modern era players to have a number retired. ... Ottawa defenseman Cody Goloubef and center Filip Chlapik were healthy scratches, as were New York centers Greg McKegg and Micheal Haley.

UP NEXT

Rangers: Host Edmonton on Saturday night.

Senators: Host St. Louis on Thursday night.

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123T
NYR2-0-0
1214
OTT0-2-0
1001
STARS OF THE GAME
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
L. Andersson C00102/6010:160
P. Buchnevich RW03100/0216:340
T. DeAngelo D00-130/0016:280
J. Fast RW00-111/0015:562
A. Fox D00120/0016:041
L. Hajek D00010/0014:440
B. Howden C00-109/6017:443
K. Kakko RW00000/0013:540
C. Kreider LW00020/0414:152
B. Lemieux LW00010/0013:062
V. Namestnikov LW00-110/0211:321
A. Panarin LW11120/0018:030
B. Skjei D00150/0020:272
B. Smith D01110/0014:473
M. Staal D00020/0219:342
R. Strome C000110/4013:261
J. Trouba D01050/0022:381
M. Zibanejad C312318/4020:322
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
A. Anisimov C00-122/4013:220
D. Batherson RW00000/0214:351
M. Boedker RW00020/0008:301
M. Borowiecki D00010/0012:358
E. Brannstrom D00-220/0013:361
C. Brown RW00-240/0020:451
T. Chabot D01140/0030:153
D. DeMelo D00100/0014:082
A. Duclair LW00-110/0017:592
T. Ennis LW00022/0018:242
R. Hainsey D00-110/0015:263
J. Pageau C01017/12016:192
B. Ryan RW00030/0013:061
S. Sabourin RW00000/0006:391
C. Tierney C00-116/4015:300
B. Tkachuk LW10151/5021:242
C. White C00022/15218:590
N. Zaitsev D00010/0224:357
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
A. Georgiev (W)3213160:00
GOALIESSA
A. Georgiev (W)32
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
C. Anderson (L)3042660:00
GOALIESSA
C. Anderson (L)30
Anthony Duclair shot on goal (Wrist shot)
NYR:GoalsShots
OTT:GoalsShots
Full Play By Play
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • NYR
      02:51(PP) GOAL Artemi Panarin (Snap shot), Assists: Mika Zibanejad and Pavel Buchnevich
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • NYR
      12:07(SH) GOAL Mika Zibanejad (Snap shot), Assist: Brendan Smith
    • NYR
      09:53GOAL Mika Zibanejad (Snap shot), Assists: Pavel Buchnevich and Artemi Panarin
  • 1ST PERIOD
    • OTT
      12:14GOAL Brady Tkachuk , Assists: Thomas Chabot and Jean-Gabriel Pageau
    • NYR
      06:04(PP) GOAL Mika Zibanejad (Wrist shot), Assists: Jacob Trouba and Pavel Buchnevich
PENALTIES
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • NYR
      17:52Chris Kreider penalty Holding the Stick - 2 min.
    • OTT
      01:56Colin White penalty Slashing - 2 min.
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • NYR
      19:08Marc Staal penalty Roughing - 2 min.
    • NYR
      10:18Chris Kreider penalty High Sticking - 2 min.
    • NYR
      02:44Vladislav Namestnikov penalty Tripping - 2 min.
  • 1ST PERIOD
    • OTT
      19:43Drake Batherson penalty Hooking - 2 min.
    • NYR
      15:46Pavel Buchnevich penalty Interference - 2 min.
    • OTT
      04:37Nikita Zaitsev penalty Interference - 2 min.
TEAM STATS
NYR
OTT
Shots on Goal3032
Goals in Power Play20
Faceoff Wins4020
Penalties53
Major Penalties00
Minor Penalties53
Misconducts00
TEAM STATS
NYR
Shots on Goal30
Goals in Power Play2
Faceoff Wins40
Penalties5
Major Penalties0
Minor Penalties5
Misconducts0
123T
NYR2-0-0
1214
OTT0-2-0
1001
STARS OF THE GAME
0%SHOT %0%
0%SAVE %0%
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
L. Andersson C00102/6010:160
P. Buchnevich RW03100/0216:340
T. DeAngelo D00-130/0016:280
J. Fast RW00-111/0015:562
A. Fox D00120/0016:041
L. Hajek D00010/0014:440
B. Howden C00-109/6017:443
K. Kakko RW00000/0013:540
C. Kreider LW00020/0414:152
B. Lemieux LW00010/0013:062
V. Namestnikov LW00-110/0211:321
A. Panarin LW11120/0018:030
B. Skjei D00150/0020:272
B. Smith D01110/0014:473
M. Staal D00020/0219:342
R. Strome C000110/4013:261
J. Trouba D01050/0022:381
M. Zibanejad C312318/4020:322
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
A. Anisimov C00-122/4013:220
D. Batherson RW00000/0214:351
M. Boedker RW00020/0008:301
M. Borowiecki D00010/0012:358
E. Brannstrom D00-220/0013:361
C. Brown RW00-240/0020:451
T. Chabot D01140/0030:153
D. DeMelo D00100/0014:082
A. Duclair LW00-110/0017:592
T. Ennis LW00022/0018:242
R. Hainsey D00-110/0015:263
J. Pageau C01017/12016:192
B. Ryan RW00030/0013:061
S. Sabourin RW00000/0006:391
C. Tierney C00-116/4015:300
B. Tkachuk LW10151/5021:242
C. White C00022/15218:590
N. Zaitsev D00010/0224:357
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
A. Georgiev (W)3213160:00
GOALIESSA
A. Georgiev (W)32
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
C. Anderson (L)3042660:00
GOALIESSA
C. Anderson (L)30
STARS OF THE GAME
123T
NYR2-0-0
1214
OTT0-2-0
1001
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
L. Andersson C00102/6010:160
P. Buchnevich RW03100/0216:340
T. DeAngelo D00-130/0016:280
J. Fast RW00-111/0015:562
A. Fox D00120/0016:041
L. Hajek D00010/0014:440
B. Howden C00-109/6017:443
K. Kakko RW00000/0013:540
C. Kreider LW00020/0414:152
B. Lemieux LW00010/0013:062
V. Namestnikov LW00-110/0211:321
A. Panarin LW11120/0018:030
B. Skjei D00150/0020:272
B. Smith D01110/0014:473
M. Staal D00020/0219:342
R. Strome C000110/4013:261
J. Trouba D01050/0022:381
M. Zibanejad C312318/4020:322
Total4703040/2010-22
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
A. Anisimov C00-122/4013:220
D. Batherson RW00000/0214:351
M. Boedker RW00020/0008:301
M. Borowiecki D00010/0012:358
E. Brannstrom D00-220/0013:361
C. Brown RW00-240/0020:451
T. Chabot D01140/0030:153
D. DeMelo D00100/0014:082
A. Duclair LW00-110/0017:592
T. Ennis LW00022/0018:242
R. Hainsey D00-110/0015:263
J. Pageau C01017/12016:192
B. Ryan RW00030/0013:061
S. Sabourin RW00000/0006:391
C. Tierney C00-116/4015:300
B. Tkachuk LW10151/5021:242
C. White C00022/15218:590
N. Zaitsev D00010/0224:357
Total1203220/406-37
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
A. Georgiev (W)3213160:00
GOALIESSA
A. Georgiev (W)32
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
C. Anderson (L)3042660:00
GOALIESSA
C. Anderson (L)30
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD
PENALTIES
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD

123T
NYR2-0-0
1214
OTT0-2-0
1001
TEAM STATS
.00
GF AVG
.00
GA AVG
.00
Power Play
.00
GF AVG
.00
GA AVG
.00
Power Play
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