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New York Rangers Top Line Stays Hot in First Period vs. Blackhawks (Video)

The New York Rangers Mika Zibanejad buries a pass from Chris Kreider on Wednesday night in Chicago. 

The KZB line strikes again. The New York Rangers top line scored again, this time in Chicago on NBC Sports.

This one was just good old fashion grit and grind hockey. Second-year player Pavel Buchnevich won a puck battle along the boards and pushed the puck down low to Kreider (whoever says Russian hockey players can’t do this should watch how good Buchnevich is along the boards).

Kreider used his two biggest attributes to keep the puck along the boards. His size and his quickness, especially with his feet. His ability to move fast and use his body prevented him from losing the puck to the defenseman.

Kreider kicked the puck back to a charging Zibanejad, who flipped the puck into the back of the net for his ninth of the year. The chemistry of this line has been unbelievable, and they kept it going with this one.


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