Sunday, January 29, 2012

Gaborik Hat-trick Earns All-Star MVP In Team Chara Win

Marian Gaborik scored three times and added an assist to earn MVP honors in the 2012 All-Star Game.  Gaborik continues to erase any memories of last season's struggles and take his place amongst the elite snipers in the NHL.  The fun party for Rangers fan today was that Gaborik went head-to-head with teammate Henrik Lundqvist.

After chirping all weekend with Lundqvist, Gaborik had the last laugh scoring two on Lundqvist during the first period.  Following his first goal of the game Gaborik brought back Artem Anisimov's rifle celebration at Lundqvist.  Coach John Tortorella said Gaborik will be fined $1,000 for the celebration, but for bragging rights alone, Gaborik will pay it with a smile.