Is Quinn the reason for the play of Zibanejad?

You need to question if it is David Quinn.

Mika Zibanejad simply can’t score with Quinn behind the bench this season.

Zibanejad, who had a remarkable season in 2015 with 41 objectives and 75 points in simply 57 video games, left to a terrible start this season with 3 objectives and 11 points in 27 video games.

Then came March 17 and Quinn was not enabled behind the bench, along with most members of the Rangers training personnel as they remained in COVID procedure.

And Zibanejad took off!

He had a hat technique and 3 helps that night, another 3 objectives and 6 points 8 nights later on and had points in 5 of 6 video games, offering him 16 points in the 6 video games that Quinn was far from the bench.

And after that Sunday afternoon, Quinn was provided the alright to return behind the bench.

And voila! No points for Zibanejad.

Now it is likely a coincidence however you never ever understand. Sixteen points in 6 video games versus 11 points in 28 video games with Quinn in the arena.

Simply sayin’.

There were 6 video games played in the NHL on Sunday.

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Tom Wilson scored two times to lead the Washington Capitals to a 5-4 win over the New york city Rangers and restore sole ownership of top place in the East Department, 2 points up on the idle New york city Islanders.

After a scoreless very first duration, the Capitals took off for 3 in the 2nd with Alex Ovechkin’s 11th objective in his last 11 video games sandwiched in between the 2 Wilson objectives.

Ovechkin has actually been red-hot of late after a weak start to the season and depends on 18 objectives, simply 4 behind the NHL leader, Auston Matthews.

The 3rd duration was a wild one with New york city outscoring Washington 4-2 to make it a hockey video game.

Colin Blackwell commemorated his 28th birthday with a set of 3rd duration objectives after Evgeny Kuznetsov made it 4-0 Washington however T.J. Oshie made it 5-2 prior to novice Alexis Lafreniere with his 5th and Chris Kreider with his 17th, made it close with less than 4 minutes to go.

It was not precisely a goaltender’s fight as Ilya Samsonov quit 4 objectives on 20 shots however got the win. He is 8-1-1 with a 2.39 GAA and a .908 conserve portion.

On The Other Hand Keith Kinkaid quit 5 objectives on 22 shots in taking the loss. This might be it this season for Kinkaid with Igor Shesterkin back in action after missing out on three-plus weeks with a groin injury and Alexandar Georgiev as his most likely backup. Kinkaid is 3-2-1 with a 2.61 GAA and a .891 conserve portion.

Adam Fox continued his impressive play of late as he had a set of helps to extend his scoring streak to 7 video games. He has an objective and 14 points in the streak, offering him 3 objectives and 26 helps this season.

Oshie, Dmitry Orlov and Kevin Rooney likewise had a set of assistants.


The Red Wings finished an uncommon weekend sweep as they overthrew the Columbus Blue Jackets for the 2nd time in 2 days with a 4-1 win.

Calvin Pickard began both video games for the Red Wings, quiting just 2 objectives on 39 shots, consisting of 16-of-17 conserves in Sunday’s tilt, to offer him a 2-0-0 record with a 2.12 GAA and a .904 conserve portion. Pickard has actually begun just the last 2 video games however began in relief in early February in addition to Thursday however was not saddled with a loss.

Evgeny Svechnikov scored the only objective of the very first duration and Jack Roslovic responded in the 2nd for Columbus to even the rating at one, with his sixth of the season.

It was all Detroit in the 3rd, a minimum of on the scoresheet as Michael Rasmussen scored his very first of the season while Filip Hronek and Vladislav Namestnikov each scored into the empty internet to clinch the contest for Detroit.

The losses actually put heaven Jackets behind the eight-ball as far as the playoff race is worried as they stay in 6th location, with 34 points as they have just 20 video games left in the season.

Elvis Merzlikins got the start in objective once again for Columbus, quiting 2 objectives on 27 shots. He is 5-5-2 with a 2.86 GAA and a .913 conserve portion this season.

Anthony Mantha had a set of minors.

Bobby Ryan was required to leave the video game with an upper-body injury after the opening duration and did not return.

ANAHEIM 3 ST. LOUIS 2 (Overtime)

Josh Manson’s very first objective of the season topped a furious return as the Anaheim Ducks identified the St. Louis Blues a 2-0 very first duration lead and roared back to beat them 3-2 in overtime.

Ryan O’Reilly began things off for the Blues simply 2:27 into the very first duration with his 12th of the season and Vladimir Tarasenko made it 2-0 with a power play objective. Tarasenko contributed to O’Reilly’s objective and has 2 objectives and 7 points this season in 11 video games.

Camera Fowler scored the only objective of the 2nd duration to cut the Blues lead in half and Adam Henrique, with his 10th of the season, connected the video game at 2, early in the 3rd, establishing Manson’s heroics. Henrique was put on waivers this season after 16 video games when he had 3 objectives and a help. Nobody chose him up and he has 7 objectives and 12 points in the 16 video games given that he travelled through waivers.

Anthony Stolarz got his very first start of the season Sunday and stopped 38-of-40 shots for the win. He is 1-0-0 with a 2.36 GAA and a .926 conserve portion.

Jordan Binnington made 21 conserves in taking the overtime loss. He is 10-10-6 with a 2.78 GAA and a .903 conserve portion.

The Blues are defending their lives in the West as they are presently 4th, simply a point up on Arizona and 6 ahead of the Kings who have 3 video games in hand.

Max Jones had 2 helps for the Ducks, offering him 3 in 2020-21.

Tarasenko and Brayden Schenn each had 4 shots on objectives and 5 hits.

Jake Walman led both groups with 6 shots on objective.


Mackenzie Blackwood was marvelous in stopping all 40 shots as New Jersey beat Boston 1-0.

It was the 2nd time in 3 weeks that the Devils locked out the Bruins 1-0 with the New Jersey goaltender making 40 conserves. The very first time was on March 7 when Scott Wedgewood pulled the technique.

Blackwood got his very first nothing of the season and 6th in his NHL profession as he upped his record to 9-9-1 with a 2.82 GAA and a .911 conserve portion.

Kyle Palmieri with his seventh of the season, tipped a Ty Smith shot previous Jaroslav Halak in the very first duration for the only objective of the video game as the Bruins believed they had actually connected it up with 1:10 left in the video game however had actually the objective reversed by goaltender disturbance.

Halak made 28 conserves and took the loss. He is 7-5-3 with a 2.17 GAA and a .919 conserve portion.

David Pastrnak and P.K. Subban each had 6 shots on objective.

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Jonathan Huberdeau had a substantial video game with a set of objectives and a help to lead Florida to a 4-1 win over Dallas and a sweep of their weekend series.

It was an expensive loss for the Panthers who lost Aaron Ekblad, their leading scorer on the blueline, for a prolonged time period and potentially for the remainder of the season after he landed awkwardly in the 2nd duration and got his knee. He was removed the ice on a stretcher and did not return.

The Panthers appear to be back on track after the set of wins as they had actually formerly lost the previous 4 of 5 video games.

Anthony Duclair scored on a charge shot while Owen Tippett scored into the empty internet to clinch the win.

Chris Driedger was excellent in internet, turning aside 33-of-34 shots in getting his ninth win of the season. He is 9-4-2 with a 2.19 GAA and a .927 conserve portion.

Jason Robertson offered destiny an early 1-0 lead with a power play objective, his 6th objective of the season. Robertson has actually been hot of late with 2 objectives and 8 points in his last 8 video games and he has 21 points in 27 video games this season.

Miro Heiskanen had 7 shots on objective for Dallas.

Riley Stillman and Denis Gurianov battled in the 3rd duration with each getting 5 for combating.


Roman Josi’s 3rd objective of the season broke a 2-2 tie and moved the Predators into 4th location in the Central with a win over Chicago. Both groups are connected with 37 points in 36 video games however Nashville gets the edge as they have 13 guideline wins and 2 more in overtime while Chicago has just 10 wins in guideline and 4 more in overtime.

It was Nashville’s 5th straight win and you need to question if they are now going to be purchasers at the trade due date instead of sellers.

The Predators took a 2-0 lead out of the very first duration on objectives by Viktor Arvidsson and Calle Jarnkrok. Jarnkrok, who was the very first star of the week recently, potted his 10th of the season.

There was no scoring in the 2nd duration however in the 3rd, Alex DeBrincat scored a set to connect the video game at 2. The 2nd objective was DeBrincat’s 18th of the season in only his 32nd video game after he scored simply 18 last season however in 70 contests.

Pekka Rinne turned aside 27 shots for the win. The 38-year-old got his 2nd start in practically 2 weeks as Juuse Saros had actually taken control of the internet, and won his 3rd straight, moving his record to 9-11-1 with a 3.02 GAA and a .900 conserve portion.

Malcolm Subban quit 3 objectives on 31 shots to go to 4-5-1 with a 3.14 GAA and a .903 conserve portion.

Pius Suter helped on both objectives by DeBrincat.

Colton Sissons had 6 hits.



Colin Blackwell – 2

Tom Wilson – 2

Jonathan Huberdeau – 2

Alex DeBrincat – 2


Adam Fox – 2

T.J. Oshie – 2

Dmitry Orlov – 2

Kevin Rooney – 2

Max Jones – 2

Pius Suter – 2

Shots on Objective

Miro Heiskanen – 7

Jake Walman – 6

P.K. Subban – 6

David Pastrnak – 6


Colton Sissons – 6

Vladimir Tarasenko – 5

Brayden Schenn – 5

Esa Lindell – 5

Charge Minutes

Denis Gurianov – 5

Riley Stillman – 5

Anthony Mantha – 4

Yakov Trenin – 4

Janne Kuokkanen – 4

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.