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Zibanejad corrects tweet calling him 'king' with GIF of Lundqvist

Rangers forward doesn't want anyone giving away nickname of former teammate

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

If you come at Mika Zibanejad with the nickname King, you are sure to miss.

The New York Rangers forward was mentioned in a tweet by MSG Network referring to him as "the king" after he scored a goal in a 3-1 win against the Washington Capitals on Saturday.

On Sunday, Zibanejad tweeted a polite correction back at the account with a GIF of a smiling Henrik Lundqvist, his former teammate.

Tweet from @MikaZibanejad: We all know there���s only one KING 👑 🥰 pic.twitter.com/u409FPhoqS

Lundqvist, known affectionately as "King Henrik" during his 15 seasons with the Rangers, played with Zibanejad for four seasons.

MSG replied to its own tweet saying it "was very emotional in the moment" after the victory on Saturday.

Tweet from @RangersMSGN: apologies and no disrespect to @hlundqvist35.was very emotional in the moment.

Lundqvist signed a one-year contract with the Washington Capitals this past offseason, but is yet to play for his new team after having open heart surgery. Lundqvist has been back on the ice in limited capacity but there is no timetable for his return.

But it's clear no matter the team Lundqvist plays for or current inactive status, at least to Zibanejad, there's only one king.

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