New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad put on a display of filthiness against the Ottawa Senators that resulted in a hat trick.
One, two, three …
The only thing better than a hat trick is doing so against a former team. Mika Zibanejad accomplished the feat on Saturday night against the Ottawa Senators in nasty form.
The New York Rangers No. 1 center first cleaned up a power-play in the first period, putting his team up 1-0.
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Then, near the midway point of the second period, he collected his second on a beautiful team design.
Adam Fox found Artemi Panarin, who then started a tic-tac play between the Rangers top center and Pavel Buchnevich.
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To cap it off, Zibanejad pulled off a nasty solo job for the trick.
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Zibanejad, 26, spent five seasons in Ottawa prior to the trade that sent him to Broadway and Derick Brassard north. Through two games, he currently has an incredible eight points, four goals and four assists.
His last point came courtesy of a Panarin goal in which he assisted.
With 10:28 remaining in the third period, the Ranger still lead the contest 4-1. A victory will improve the squad to 2-0-0 on the young campaign.