Oscar Lindberg couldn’t have asked for a better start to his NHL career.
After finding the back of the net in each of his first two contests of 2015-16, Lindberg kept that goal scoring streak alive with a marker just 1:20 minutes into tonight’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
As you can see above, Kevin Hayes got things started by collecting a bad pass in the Blue Jackets’ zone. That set up Hayes for a one-on-one attempt against Columbus goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky and while he was unable to find the back of the net, Lindberg was in position to scoop up the rebound and collect the goal.
Less than four minutes later, Lindberg found the back of the net again. That the goal needed to be reviewed to determine if there was a distinct kicking motion, but it was eventually ruled as his fourth goal of the season. By contrast, the rest of the Rangers have scored six times.