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May 9, 2021 11:36 AM
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Two tallies against Boston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zibanejad scored two goals, including the game-winner, in Saturday's 5-4 victory over the Bruins.

The 28-year-old potted the first and last goals for the Rangers in a wild third period that featured seven of the game's nine tallies. Zibanejad finishes up the campaign with 24 goals and 50 points, reaching the 50-point plateau for a third straight season

May 4, 2021 01:01 AM
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Lights lamp twice in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zibanejad scored two goals, including one on the power play, in Monday's 6-3 loss to the Capitals.

He drew the Rangers back level after they'd fallen behind 2-0 with tallies late in the first period and early in the second, but the team's rally petered out after Artemi Panarin (lower body) got banged up. Zibanejad has been on fire since the beginning of April, and over his last 18 games he's racked up 11 goals and 21 points.

April 26, 2021 12:52 PM
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Delivers hat trick
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zibanejad scored a hat trick on seven shots in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Sabres.

Zibanejad opened the scoring just 4:49 into the game. He added a power-play goal later in the first period, then deposited another even-strength marker in the second that stood as the game-winner. The Swedish center has surged in April with eight goals and 18 points through 14 appearances. He's at 19 goals, 45 points, 141 shots on net, 65 hits and a plus-8 rating in 49 appearances overall.

April 18, 2021 08:01 PM
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Riding six-game point streak
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zibanejad tallied a goal and an assist, both on the power play, in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Devils. He also had three shots and one hit.

Zibanejad broke a 3-3 tie with a power-play goal 17 minutes into the third period, loading up in the slot and snapping a shot past New Jersey goalie MacKenzie Blackwood. He also drew an assist on Chris Kreider's goal with the man advantage in the first period. Zibanejad will take a six-game point streak (three goals, six assists) into Tuesday's matchup with the Islanders.

April 17, 2021 10:48 PM
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Three helpers against Devils
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zibanejad notched three assists, one on the power play, in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Devils.

He had a hand in each of the Rangers' first two goals, helping build a 3-0 lead before 12 minutes had elapsed in the first period. Zibanejad extended his point streak to five games in the process, and on the year he has 15 goals and 37 points through 44 contests.

April 11, 2021 10:37 PM
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Sends helper Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zibanejad recorded an assist and two shots on goal in Sunday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Islanders.

Zibanejad set up Brendan Smith's second-period tally. Through six games in April, Zibanejad has three goals and two helpers. The 27-year-old center is up to 32 points, 118 shots on net, 57 hits and a plus-5 rating through 41 appearances. With all-situations usage and some physicality, he remains a solid fantasy forward.

April 1, 2021 10:20 PM
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Drills OT winner
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zibanejad scored the game-winning goal and had five shots in Thursday's 3-2 overtime victory over Buffalo. He also went 17-for-24 (70.8 percent) in the faceoff circle.

Zibanejad finished off a perfectly-executed 2-on-1 rush with Artemi Panarin with 28 seconds left in the extra session, hammering a one-timer past Buffalo netminder Dustin Tokarski, who had no chance on the play. Zibanejad got off to a brutal start to the season, scoring just three times in his first 27 games. But the 27-year-old has come alive in a big way over last two weeks, racking up nine goals in his last nine contests. He'll get another shot at the Sabres in Saturday's rematch.

March 27, 2021 06:56 PM
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Supplies only offense in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zibanejad scored a power-play goal in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Flyers.

He opened the scoring midway through the first period to extend his point streak to four games, but it was the only offense the Rangers could muster on the afternoon. Zibanejad has seven goals and 13 points in his last three contests against Philly, pushing him up to 11 goals and 27 points through 33 games on the season.

March 25, 2021 10:56 PM
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Posts six-point encore in Philly
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zibanejad scored three power-play goals and added three assists -- one shorthanded -- in Thursday's 8-3 win over Philadelphia.

Zibanejad miraculously managed to replicate his previous performance against the Flyers, as he also registered a natural hat trick and six points when these two teams last met March 17. After deflecting home New York's third goal late in the first period, Zibanejad connected on a pair of one-timers with the extra man early in the second to stretch New York's lead to five and complete the natural hat trick. Unfortunately for the talented center, he has only four goals in his other 30 games this season. Still, Zibanejad now has seven goals and eight assists over his last five games thanks to these two six-point outbursts, so it's safe to say he's rolling on all cylinders after a slow start.

March 21, 2021 02:44 AM
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Posts 10 points in last five games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zibanejad scored the go-ahead goal Saturday late in the third period that stood as the winner in a 3-1 victory over the Capitals.

Zibanejad has exploded this past week with 10 points, including four goals, in five games. His pedestrian start to the season is far behind him. Great things will be had going forward. Z is back.

March 18, 2021 09:32 AM
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Explodes for hat trick, six points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zibanejad piled up three goals and three assists, all during the second period, in Wednesday's 9-0 romp over the Flyers. He finished with four shots on goal and a plus-5 rating.

The 27-year-old enjoyed an epic performance, joining Hall of Famer Bryan Trottier as the only players in NHL history to amass six points in a single period. Zibanejad registered a natural hat trick in a span of 10:10, scoring once shorthanded, once on the power play and once at even strength. He also assisted on a pair of Pavel Buchnevich goals and on a single tally by Jacob Trouba. Just for good measure, Zibanejad also won 12 of 18 faceoffs (66.7 percent).

March 14, 2021 02:56 PM
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Two helpers in Saturday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zibanejad picked up two assists while adding two shots, two hits and a plus-3 rating in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Bruins.

The 27-year-old has had a rough season, but he's showing signs of life with two goals and eight points in his last 11 games. Zibanejad has proven his upside over the last two years and, with Artemi Panarin returning to action Thursday and potentially sparking the entire Rangers offense, Zibanejad could still put together a big second half.

March 8, 2021 07:20 AM
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Opens scoring in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zibanejad scored a goal on three shots and added two PIM in Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Penguins.

Zibanejad struck at 1:18 of the first period, but that was the extent of the Rangers' offense against Penguins goalie Casey DeSmith. The 27-year-old Zibanejad's struggles are well-documented to this point, but he's picked up a goal and two helpers through four games in March. The Swedish center is up to nine points, 61 shots on net and 12 PIM in 23 outings. His 19.7 shooting percentage last season was probably a bit higher than what should be expected of Zibanejad, but he can also do much better than the 4.9 percent mark he's posted in 2020-21.

March 5, 2021 09:04 PM
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Benched for part of win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zibanejad had an assist over 13:04 of ice time in Thursday's 6-1 win over the Devils.

The entire team got off to a sluggish start, trailing 1-0 after one period, and coach David Quinn took it out on his underperforming top-line center, benching Zibanejad for a large chunk of the second period. Whether it was the benching or simply a case of finding their legs, the Rangers responded with six unanswered goals. Zibanejad himself got in on the fun after returning to the ice, setting up Alexis Lafreneire for the game's final goal. He skated the third-fewest minutes among Rangers in this one, but Zibanejad typically sees over 18 minutes of ice time and has five points in his last six games following a dreadful start.

March 3, 2021 09:24 AM
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Slowly coming around
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zibanejad had an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Buffalo.

Zibanejad didn't take long to make an impact, assisting on Pavel Buchnevich's goal just 28 seconds into the game. While New York's first-line center is still far from the gaudy production that had become the norm over the previous two seasons, Zibanejad has started to show signs of life over the past five games. He has four points during this recent uptick, and this was his first game in the last five with fewer than three shots.

February 25, 2021 08:52 AM
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Helps with Kreider's hat trick
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zibanejad delivered two power-play assists Wednesday in a 4-3 loss to the Flyers.

The 27-year-old pivot's secondary apples were instrumental in helping Chris Kreider net a hat trick, but the home team would ultimately prevail. Still, Zibanejad is off the schneid following a five-game point drought, and oddly enough, he's been performing better in road games of late.

February 19, 2021 11:20 AM
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Just one point in last 12
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zibanejad contributed one shot and four blocked shots but watched his point drought hit five games in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over the Flyers.

Zibanejad is gutting it out for a Rangers team that was thin at center even before losing Filip Chytil to an upper-body injury, but it's apparent that the two-time 70-point scorer is far from 100 percent. Whether it's the after effects of his preseason bout of COVID-19 or an injury sustained when he fell awkwardly into the boards earlier this season, Zibanejad has lacked the explosiveness that helped him score 41 goals in 57 games last season, and he can barely avoid whiffing on one-time attempts from the circle on the power play, let alone rocket them past goaltenders. He has just one assist in the last 12 games and three points in 15 overall, but Zibanejad's capable of waking up at any moment, and frustrated fantasy managers know all too well that he'll probably turn things around just as they finally decide to bench or trade him.

January 21, 2021 12:00 PM
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Set to play Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zibanejad (upper body) is expected to be back in the lineup versus the Penguins on Friday, per Rick Carpiniello of The Athletic.

Zibanejad was reportedly dealing with both upper and lower-body injuries but appears to be good to go for Friday's clash. In three games this year, the 27-year-old center tallied one goal on 10 shots, one assist and three hits while averaging 19:51 of ice time. In addition to his five-on-five minutes, Zibanejad is logging 6:32 of ice time with the man advantage which is where he scored his lone goal of the year.

January 20, 2021 02:00 PM
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Battling multiple injuries
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zibanejad is dealing with both upper-body and lower-body injuries, but coach David Quinn believes he'll be able to play Friday in Pittsburgh, Rick Carpiniello of The Athletic reports.

Zibanejad slid awkwardly into the boards late in Tuesday's loss to the Devils and was in visible discomfort on the bench. The top-line center was held out of practice Wednesday as a result of those injuries, but he appears to have avoided any major setbacks given his coach's optimism about Zibanejad's availability for New York's next game.

January 19, 2021 11:48 PM
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Status uncertain after loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zibanejad (undisclosed) appeared to get hurt late in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Devils, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.

Zibanejad scored a goal on three shots during the game and skated 19:15, but he wasn't on the bench late in the third period after sliding hard into the boards with about four minutes left. There was no update on the star center's status after the game. Fantasy managers will want to watch closely for an update ahead of Friday's contests versus the Penguins to see if Zibanejad is good to go.

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