Panarin and Zibanejad crack TSN’s Top 50 NHLers

Artemi Panarin was ranked 5th in TSN’s list of the Top 50 NHLers at the midpoint of the season. Panarin was ranked 21st in TSN’s preseason rankings. Mika Zibanejad was ranked 39th, ahead of former Ranger JT Miller (41) and John Tavares (43). (TSN) Zibanejad was not ranked in the preseason rankings. Panarin has 26 goals and 42 assists in 47 games this season to lead the Rangers. Zibanejad has…

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Mika Zibanejad OUT against Nashville, Georgiev in net

6:30PM: David Quinn spoke with the media on Friday and said (NYR): On Ryan Strome, “you see his trajectory, that you want to see in all of your players, he’s gradually gotten better. I think he has been more thorough in all three zones, obviously he’s been productive offensively but the other aspects of his game that he’s added has certainly made him an impactful player for us.” On not…

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Mika Zibanejad will not return with an upper body injury

10:20PM: David Quinn said after the game: Update on Mika, “It’s upper body, day to day.” On the hit on Mika, “I didn’t really see it…it’s for the league to decide, I have no comment.” It’s not a head/concussion issue, “no, no.” 8:10PM: Mika Zibanejad will not return to tonight’s game against Boston with an upper body injury. (NYR) Zibanejad took a hit from Patrice Bergeron at 17:13 of the…

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Mika Zibanejad named NHL’s First Star of the Week

The NHL has announced that Mika Zibanejad has been named the First Star of the Week. From the NHL: “Zibanejad topped the NHL with 4-4—8, collecting four points in each of his first two outings of the season to power the Rangers (2-0-0, 4 points) to a pair of victories. He registered 1‑3—4, including the tying goal in the third period, in a 6-4 triumph over the Winnipeg Jets Oct.…

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The way Mika Zibanejad tried to recruit Artemi Panarin

Mika Zibanejad told Chris Johnston of Sportsnet that he tried selling Artemi Panarin on coming to the Rangers when Columbus came to MSG on 4/5/18. (Sportsnet) Zibanejad said that he was “just trying to get” Panarin “a little bit” while he told him that Panarin would be a “welcome” addition to the Rangers. (Sportsnet) He said that Panarin was “just laughing” in response. (Sportsnet) That night at MSG, Panarin scored…

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Watch: Mika Zibanejad’s Hat Trick

Mika Zibanejad scored once in the first and twice in the second period to net the Rangers first Hat Trick of the season. Fitting. 🎩 🎩 🎩 pic.twitter.com/Tehh5VUOrt — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) October 6, 2019