Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Video Of Day II: The Gift Of Gabby
Against the Ducks last week, the Rangers had difficulty solving Jonas Hiller, who was brilliant. Much like their first meeting in Stockholm, the two teams were tied at 1-1, requiring a skill competition to decide the winner. In Sweden, Bobby Ryan's fanned shot was enough to get the better of hometown hero Henrik Lundqvist. This time, King Henrik got support from teammates Erik Christensen in Round One and Marian Gaborik in Round Three. After ageless wonder Teemu Selanne knotted it, it came down to a rejuvanted Gabby against Hiller. Historically, Gaborik had never been good entering only 2-for-19. However, he sparked things up with a highlight reel shootout decider, electrifying MSG. Lundqvist's stop on Ryan earned a measure of revenge. But it was the gift of Gabby that will be remembered.