Rangers hide before mobbing Zibanejad after five-goal night
New York forward figured something was up when he came back to empty roomby Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer
Mika Zibanejad had five goals and zero teammates waiting around in the locker room to celebrate with him.
The New York Rangers forward, who scored five times including the overtime winner in a 6-5 win against the Washington Capitals on Thursday, returned to the locker room after receiving the game's first star and found it empty.
He wasn't alone for long, however.
His teammates were hiding out in an adjacent room. As soon as Zibanejad started piling stuff in his locker, his teammates piled on him.
Zibanejad told MSG TV he knew something was up when he arrived in an empty locker room. But a historic effort -- and that is exactly what his five goal game was -- deserves a big celebration.
And Zibanejad's scoring binge hasn't just been limited to Thursday.
His teammates were loving it on social media.
After the fifth goal, it was all over but the celebrating.