Auston Matthews had his own goalie taking pity on their opponent after his latest timely goal.
Matthews beat Anton Forsberg 3:43 into overtime to lift the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 4-3 comeback win against the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night.
Zibanejad scored for the third straight game near the midpoint of the third period to double the Rangers’ lead. Pavel Buchnevich and Chris Kreider assisted on the play, giving New York’s top line four goals and five assists through three games this season.
“I try to shoot and the puck seems to go in right now,” Zibanejad said. “I just am trying to place myself in a good spot out there and the guys are finding me and the puck seems to be going in. That’s just the mentality. You just have to keep shooting when you are hot, I guess.”
Vigneault was all praises for the way Zibanejad — signed to a five-year, $26.75 million deal in the offseason — has been playing at the start of the season.
“There is no doubt that Mika knew that we put a lot of faith into his play, we signed him to a long-term deal and we expected him to be an impact player on our team,” the coach said. “The way he started is the way he has to continue. He has to continue to be a force on the ice, a difference-maker.”
“Going forward, this team still has a ton in front of Website For Cheap Jerseys them,” OU coach Lincoln Riley said. “We’ve seen the blueprint around here Cheap Youth Soccer Jerseys for the last two years of a disappointing loss and what you’ve got to do to rebound from that in either early or midseason. So, we know how to do it, but knowing how to do it and doing it are two different things.”