New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad had a very special night on Thursday in a 6-5 overtime victory over the Washington Capitals.
Zibanejad scored five goals, with No. 5 being the game-winner in overtime.
— Rangers on MSG (@RangersMSGN) March 6, 2020
Zibanejad is the second player in NHL history to score his fifth goal in overtime, and he’s the first Rangers player to score four+ goals since 2011 (he’s the third Rangers player to ever score five goals).
Context on Mika Zibanejad's FIVE GOALS for the @NYRangers :
1st Rangers player to score 4+ goals since 2011
2nd player in NHL history to score 5 goals with an OT winner
3rd player in Rangers history with a 5-goal game
4th player in NHL history to score a goal in all 4 periods pic.twitter.com/kQpmAZx2zS
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 6, 2020
And Zibanejad is the first NHL player to score five goals since the Winnipeg Jets’ Patrik Laine did so in Nov. 2018.