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Rangers Win Sport 1 vs. Hurricanes as Mika Zibanejad’s Playoff Run Impresses NHL Followers

zach bachar Contributor I May 5, 2024 Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images The New York Rangers held off the Carolina Hurricanes to secure a 4-3 victory in the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs. In front of a raucous Madison Square Garden crowd, the Rangers took a 1-0 lead in the second-round series between the two teams.

Rangers Win Sport 1 vs. Hurricanes as Mika Zibanejad’s Playoff Run Impresses NHL Followers

zach bacharContributor ICould 5, 2024

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 05: Mika Zibanejad #93 of the New York Rangers scores a first period goal against the Carolina Hurricanes in Game One of the Second Round of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 5, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images)

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The New York Rangers held off the Carolina Hurricanes to safe a 4-3 victory within the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

In entrance of a raucous Madison Sq. Backyard crowd, the Rangers took a 1-0 lead within the second-round sequence between the 2 groups.

Each New York and Carolina bought off to sizzling begins, as Mika Zibanejad scored off a easy feed from Jack Roslovic lower than three minutes into the primary interval. The joy was short-lived, as Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin tied the sport up simply over a minute later.

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And we’re OFF! 🏃🏃‍♀️ #StanleyCup

The @NYRangers open the Sport 1 scoring however the @Canes reply straight away!

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The Rangers continued to execute in power-play conditions, as Zibanejad secured his second aim of the night after Canes defenseman Tony DeAngelo picked up a roughing penalty. The Presidents’ Trophy winners weren’t accomplished simply but, as Vincent Trocheck scored one other power-play aim earlier than the top of the interval.

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MIKA CASHES IN ON THE POWER PLAY 🗽 pic.twitter.com/dwFeFkLl3s

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Particular groups, particular energy performs…

Rangers have their SECOND PPG of the primary interval 👀 pic.twitter.com/mhutGeLdq8

After a scoreless second interval, each groups traded objectives to start out the third earlier than Seth Jarvis scored to tug Carolina to inside one aim. Nevertheless, New York was in a position to preserve the staff’s 4-3 lead over the ultimate minute and 45 seconds of play.

Followers have been impressed with the Rangers in addition to the continued robust play of Zibanejad, who racked up two objectives and an help on Sunday after main the staff in factors throughout the first spherical.

NHL Community @NHLNetwork

It is Mika Could at MSG!

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Two objectives and one help for Mika Zibanejad within the opening 20 of Sport 1! @NYRangers | #NYR | #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/m580Kg4cNT

StatMuse NHL @statmusehockey

Mika Zibanejad within the Sport 1 win:

3 factors
2 objectives
1 help

Completely happy Cinco de Mika. pic.twitter.com/hQAuyW00Xd

Ryan Whitney @ryanwhitney6

Rangers have been an unbelievable staff all yr with Zibanejad having an “off yr”. If he heats up like this look out.

Avery Zaretsky @averyzaretsky

MIKA ZIBANEJAD!!! WHAT A START!!! THAT FEED FROM JACK ROSOLVIC WAS BEAUTIFUL!!! YEAH BABY!!!

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Chris Manno @Mann_O_Steel17

Rangers Energy Play is SO RIDICULOUS!!!

And Mika Zibanejad w 2G’s and and Help within the 1st Interval!?

LFG!!!#nyr

Matty Jack @Matty__jack

MAY I INTEREST YOU IN MIKA MAY pic.twitter.com/hEkzraqE90

p-NYR Louie &commerce;️ @NYRLouie

Mika Zibanejad is my hero. #NYR

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Dan Rosen @drosennhl

Mika Zibanejad went from tied for twelfth in playoff scoring to tied for second together with his three factors on two objectives and an help within the first interval. He now has 10 factors (three objectives, seven assists), the identical as Leon Draisaitl and two fewer than Connor McDavid.

The 31-year-old recorded his sixteenth multi-point sport within the playoffs for the Rangers, placing him in a tie with Rod Gilbert for the third-highest mark in franchise historical past.

NY Rangers PR @NYR_PR

Together with his second aim of the sport, Mika Zibanejad has tied Rod Gilbert for the third most multi-point video games in Rangers playoff historical past (16).

The Rangers will now try to leap out to a 2-0 sequence lead, internet hosting the Hurricanes in Sport 2 on Tuesday.

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