Mika Zibanejad scored the game winning goal in OT last night and had an assist, 3 shots on goal, 3 shot attempts blocked, 1 that missed the net and 4 hits in 17:53.
Zibanejad said on MSG that after he scored he blacked out.
While presenting Zibanejad with the Broadway Hat last night, Rick Nash said "good players find the puck and the puck finds good players."
Zibanejad said that his goal last night was the most important one in his NHL career and said that there is nothing like winning in OT in the playoffs. (Expressen)
He also was credited with 2 giveaways, 2 takeaways, 4 blocked shots and 9 faceoff wins and 11 faceoff losses in Game 5.
Prior to Game 4, Zibanejad said that he had been playing too "passive" and that was causing him to make mistakes. (NY Post)
Zibanejad said that he knows that mistakes will be made but that he wanted to change his focus towards trying to make plays again. (NY Post)
After Game 4, where Zibanejad had 3 shots on goal, 4 shots that missed the net, 2 hits and was 10 and 7 on faceoffs in 13:12,said that he watched video of how he was playing earlier in the year and felt like he returned to being that guy. (NY Post)