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.