Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/5/14
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WASHINGTON -- New York Rangers forward Marian Gaborik called it a game of will. Gaborik ended the 20th longest game in NHL history early Thursday morning when he whacked a Brad Richards centering pass through the legs of Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby 14 minutes, 41 seconds into the third overtime period, giving the Rangers a 2-1 win in front of 18,506 fans at the Verizon Center. With the win, the Rangers grabbed a 2-1 edge in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Semifinals, which resume Saturday afternoon at the Verizon Center. "It takes quite a bit," Gaborik said after netting his first goal since the Rangers' playoff opener against the Ottawa Senators. "Some of us have been through this type of overtimes. But we're glad we came up with a win. Everybody contributed. Everybody left everything out there." "Oh, my God, I thought it would never end," Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist said after stopping 45 shots to earn the win. "This is a special feeling." The game las...
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