Artemi Panarin Hart Trophy

In the dynamic realm of hockey, the sport offers a plethora of highlights that linger in our memories. The New York Rangers, a team with a rich history, have contributed numerous moments that resonate with many fans. In this feature titled “Remember When,” we delve into some of these moments—some noteworthy, others less so.

In this particular installment of “Remember When,” we revisit February 11th, 2023 where the Artemi Panarin 4 goal game gave us a night to remember in Raleigh. Panarin stole the spotlight in a dominant performance securing a 6-2 victory against the rival Hurricanes. Panarin, in his first four-goal outing, orchestrated a third-period scoring frenzy that broke open a closely contested game.

Hopefully this gives the Rangers some good juju heading into tonight’s game.

The Rangers, on a five-game winning streak at the time and a seven-game point streak, were propelled by Jaroslav Halak’s solid goaltending with 27 saves. Mika Zibanejad and Kaapo Kakko also contributed with a power-play goal and an empty-net goal, respectively. Vincent Trocheck’s two assists played a crucial role in halting the Hurricanes’ then seven-game winning streak.

However, it was Panarin’s show as he not only tied the game but also scored the go-ahead goal and completed his first hat trick since 2019. His fourth goal, a slot shot with just over a minute left, marked his first multigoal game of the season and his second career hat trick with the Rangers. Panarin’s exceptional performance included an assist, making it his first five-point game since March 12, 2022, against Dallas (one goal, four assists).

Panarin’s pivotal moments included a tiebreaking goal off a rebound in the third period, a breakaway goal at 15:59, and a slot shot with 64 seconds remaining. His first goal came from a transition chance off a Carolina turnover, tying the game at 2-all in the second period. Panarin’s final goal involved a precise feed from Jimmy Vesey, showcasing his skill as he spun past Carolina’s Calvin De Haan to beat goaltender Frederik Andersen.


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