Zibanejad nets SO winner, Kane scores, Rangers top Canadiens
MONTREAL (AP) — Mika Zibanejad scored the shootout winner, giving the New York Rangers a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.
Patrick Kane scored his first goal with the Rangers and Alexis Lafreniere and Jacob Trouba added goals in regulation. Artemi Panarin finished with three assists. Igor Shesterkin made 23 saves as New York snapped a two-game losing streak.
Kaiden Guhle, Alex Belzile and Josh Anderson scored for Montreal, which lost its fifth straight. Sam Montembeault stopped 30 shots.
PANARIN JOINS SELECT TRIO
Panarin recorded his seventh 70-point season in his first eight seasons. He became the third undrafted player to reach the milestone, along with Hall of Famers Wayne Gretzky and Peter Stastny.
1,500 GAMES FOR REFEREE
NHL referee Marc Joanette worked his 1,500th career game. He was presented with personalized Canadiens and Rangers jerseys by coaches Martin St. Louis and Gerard Gallant. Joanette was also honored by the Canadiens during a television timeout in the first period.
Rangers: At Buffalo on Saturday.
Canadiens: Host New Jersey Devils on Saturday.
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