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Video: Gaborik’s hat trick goal gives Rangers OT win

Jan 23, 2013, 10:40 PM EDT

The New York Rangers got their first win of the season on thanks to one of the reasons people are excited about their chances: high-end scoring. Specifically, Marian Gaborik came up huge, as his overtime-winner represents the 14th hat trick of his career (and fifth with the Rangers):

Here’s video of all three goals in one convenient clip:

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That game-winner represents the kind of hand-eye-coordination that earns a guy $7.5 million per season. Gaborik’s trio allowed New York to top the Boston Bruins 4-3 in OT in NBC Sports Network’s inaugural Rivalry Week Wednesday game.

Gaborik came into tonight without a tally, so he decided to make up for lost time.

The 30-year-old winger scored his first two goals about two minutes apart early in the first period, but the Bruins bounced back in the second period and eventually pushed the game into OT. It didn’t take Gabby long to end it, however, as that winner came just 27 seconds into extra time.

  1. jimw81 - Jan 23, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    charity points should be abolished from hockey.

    • misterchainbluelightning - Jan 23, 2013 at 11:03 PM

      It was an attempt to encourage teams to open it up a bit in OT. Teams were playing for ties too often in some peoples minds. I don’t mind the 1 point, but I’d like to see 3 point wins

  2. gmenfan1982 - Jan 23, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    Yeah if a team is awarded a point for making it to OT then the winner should also be awarded that point on top of two for the win. Hate the OT point, hate the shootout.

  3. billsin20xx - Jan 23, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    Yes but especially this season those 3 point wins are going to really screw up the standings. A team that blows everybody ut for 2 pt wins this year will not be the top team.

  4. aklolzer - Jan 23, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    I agree, get rid of the charity point. Sick goal by gaborik to end the game.

  5. kmacle - Jan 24, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    I’m on the fence about calling it a hat trick if it took more than three periods.
    But 100% behind losing the charity point and the shoot-out.

  6. broadstbully33 - Jan 24, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    He was on fire last night. He just dominated in every way not just offense but his back check was great as well.

  7. bigbadbruins77 - Jan 24, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    he’s such a great player, Nash looks scary too…

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