Mika Zibanejad continued his hot scoring streak Tuesday night as the Rangers faced the Dallas Stars, scoring a goal in the first period.
After getting the puck into the net Tuesday night, Zibanejad not only made it 10 goals in the last five games and 16 goals in 12 games, but he also managed to become the first Ranger since the 2014-2015 campaign to reach 40 goals in a season since Rick Nash scored 42 that year.
Zibanejad has now scored in 11 of the last 12 Ranger games, becoming the second Ranger to do so (Andy Bathgate in 1962-63). His run included a five-goal night in an overtime win over the Capitals last Thursday.
He's used this streak to reach 40 goals in a season faster than anyone in franchise history, as well.
He's just something else.- New York Rangers (@NYRangers) March 11, 2020
The Rangers as a team have used Zibanejad's run in part to help catapult themselves into playoff contention, now sitting just three points out of the second wild card spot with 13 games left to play.