Mika Zibanejad records first hat trick


The season is only five periods old. Already, Mika Zibanejad has the first hat trick for the Rangers. He has lit up his former team in Ottawa tonight through two periods.

The score is: Zibanejad 3, Senators 1. Here’s the second one on just a crazy back and forth Harlem Globetrotters passing play between Mika and Pavel Buchnevich.

Wow. After scoring on a rebound for a power play goal in the first from Jacob Trouba and Buchnevich, Zibanejad untied the game with that crazy tic tac toe goal from Buchnevich and Artemiy Panarin.

He completed the hat trick in style with a shorthanded goal on a terrific toe drag and top shelf shot past Craig Anderson.

The Rangers will carry a 3-1 lead into the third period against the Senators, whose lone tally came from Brady Tkachuk on a neat deflection from Thomas Chabot.

Alexandar Georgiev has been solid thus far making 19 saves. His rebound control has been good. There is one period to play.

About Derek Felix

Derek Felix is sports blogger whose previous experience included separate stints at ESPN as a stat researcher for NHL and WNBA telecasts. The Staten Island native also interned for or hockey historian Stan Fischler and worked behind the scenes for MSG as a production assistant on New Jersey Devil telecasts. An avid New York sports fan who enjoys covering events, writing, concerts, movies and the outdoors, Derek has covered consecutive Staten Island Yankees NY Penn League championships in '05 and '06. He also scored Berkeley Carroll high school basketball games from '06-14 and provided an outlet for the Park Slope school's student athletes. Hitting Back gives them the publicity they deserve. In his free time, he also attends Ranger games and is a loyal St. John's alum with a sports management degree. The Battle Of New York administrator and chief editor can be followed below on Twitter and Facebook.
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1 Response to Mika Zibanejad records first hat trick

  1. Pingback: Game 2: Zibanejad dominates Senators with a hat trick and four points | Battle Of Hudson

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