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Why Chris Kreider threw Mika Zibanejad’s tablet on Rangers bench after missed shot

No, Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider weren’t fighting over what Netflix show to watch on the bench. In the Rangers’ come-from-behind, Game 6 victory over the Penguins on Friday night, Zibanejad was seen looking at an iPad only for Kreider to take it from it and throw it behind them. Zibanejad let Kreider explain his actions when they were asked about it after the game. “Go ahead, you f–king threw it,” Zibanejad said. Zibanejad had just missed a one-on-one chance against Penguins goalie Louis Domingue and wanted to get a closer look at it. Kreider took issue with it. “He was looking at the breakaway and I heard him start second-guessing his move and didn’t really like that,” Kreider said after the game. “He beat him clean, it hit the post. No need to second-guess.” There was little to second-guess about Zibanejad’s performance besides that missed chance. The first line center scored twice and added two assists in the 5-3 victory, by far his best game of the series, to force a do-or-die Game 7 at the Garden on Sunday.
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Chris Kreider hilariously smashes Mika Zibanejad’s iPad in Game 6

The New York Rangers are going back home to play Game 7 after clawing back from a 2-0 deficit in Game 6 and a 3-1 series hole against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Mika Zibanejad exploded for 2 goals and 1 assist to match his entire points output through the first 5 games of this series. His best friend and linemate Chris Kreider recorded 2 goals, including the game-winner with 1:28 left to play in the game.
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Mika Zibanejad, Chris Kreider help Rangers force Game 7 against Penguins

The Rangers, trying to overcome a 3-1 series deficit to advance to the conference semifinals, fittingly had to come from behind to win Game 6 on Friday. Pittsburgh struck first off a goal by Jeff Carter 14:12 into the first period. The Penguins would strike again less than two minutes later when Bryan Rust lit the lamp, giving Pittsburgh a 2-0 advantage after one period.

Mika Zibanejad, Chris Kreider return to star form to lift Rangers to Game 7

PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby did not play, the Penguins had their third-string goaltender back in net, Rickard Rakell and Brian Dumoulin remained sidelined and then Brian Boyle left the game for good early in the first period.  But do you know what? There will be no asterisk attached to this 5-3 Game 6 victory the Rangers achieved after overcoming a 2-0 first-period deficit. There will be no asterisk attached to Game 7 of this first-round series, which will be contested at the Garden on Sunday.  The Blueshirts earned this one just as they earned the Game 5 victory at home on Wednesday,...
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Rangers' Chris Kreider: Opens scoring Sunday

Kreider scored a goal on four shots and added two hits in Sunday's 4-3 overtime win over the Penguins in Game 7. Kreider finished off a 2-on-1 with Mika Zibanejad to open the scoring in the first period. That duo played a key role in the Rangers' comeback in the series -- Kreider potted three goals in the last two games, both Rangers wins. The 31-year-old winger has five tallies, two assists, 25 shots on net, 22 hits and a minus-1 rating through seven playoff outings.
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Rangers' Chris Kreider: Nets pair of goals

Kreider scored twice on six shots and went plus-2 in Friday's 5-3 win over the Penguins in Game 6. Kreider gave the Rangers their first lead with a power-play tally in the second period. Late in the third, he scored again, as Louis Domingue misplayed his shot, which went up and over the Penguins' goalie for the decisive tally. Through six playoff contests, Kreider has four goals, two assists, 21 shots on net, 20 hits and a minus-2 rating in a top-line role.

Rangers' Chris Kreider Calls Out Penguins Fans

Pittsburgh Penguins fans were loving the team's dominant scoring performance in the first period of Game 3. So much so, that they began letting New York Rangers goalie Igor Shesterkin about it. Fans started chanting "Igor" while the Pens went up 4-1 in the first period. And, of course, the...