Found January 10, 2012 on It's Always Sunny in Detroit:
A penalty shot in hockey is one of the more exciting plays in sports. A penalty shot in overtime raises the bar a few notches. The Rangers received a penalty shot after Coyotes defenseman Adrian Aucoin picked up a slashing penalty against Rangers nastyman Marian Gaborik. Gaborik, who has the moves like Jagger (sorry), used them to fake Smith out of his socks. The result: Smith responded with the save of the year to date. Sure, it looks like a Gaborik fail and that all he had to do was put some air on the shot. But he actually did. Smith's tree trunk of a stick was up in the air to deflect the shot. Video courtesy of

Mike Smith’s save of year candidate on Marian Gaborik OT penalty shot (Video)

Marian Gaborik is, arguably, the New York Rangers' deadliest offensive player. Giving him a penalty shot in overtime — which Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Adrian Aucoin did, slashing him on a breakaway on Tuesday night — would appear to be a handy way to effectively end the game. Coyotes goalie Mike Smith, however, had other plans: Stopping Gaborik with his stick on a spectacular...

Rangers/Yotes Post-Game Analysis

The Rangers played a pretty strong game tonight, but they almost didn’t come away with a win thanks to solid goaltending by Mike Smith and some strong defensive plays by the Coyotes.  The Yotes played a 1-2-2 neutral zone trap and were able to force the Rangers wide for most of the game, but they also got beat by the Rangers relentless forecheck and seeded possession. Luckily...

Halfway There Report Card: The Top Six Forwards

When you’re a team sitting at the top of the NHL standings there’s usually not much to moan about. The Rangers have been blessed with production and top quality performances from all over the roster including the top six. A team cannot win consistently if it doesn’t get production from its key guys and the Rangers have been getting it. To the grades… Marian Gaborik. In December...

Rangers Continue to Roll

No matter what the game is or who the team is playing, the New York Rangers always seem to find a way to win. The team did just that last night in a 2-1 shootout win over the Phoenix Coyotes at Madison Square Garden. The Blueshirts probably could have won the game in regulation time if not for the outstanding goaltending from Coyotes’ netminder Mike Smith (31 saves) but since...

Rangers Lundqvist, Gaborik, Girardi Selected To All-Star Team

This afternoon the NHL announced the remaining All-Star Game roster and the New York Rangers were rewarded for their tremendous first half with three All-Stars on the roster.  Henrik Lundqvist, Marian Gaborik and Dan Girardi were those selected to represent the Rangers in Ottawa at the end of this month.  Lundqvist's first half and Gaborik's resurgence in goal scoring...

Watch: Mike Smith's incredible save on Marian Gaborik

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Video- Marian Gaborik Can Win It In Overtime…

... but Phoenix goaltender Mike Smith stops him on a penalty shot.  A great save no doubt but the Rangers did win in the shootout.

Another Day, Another Way for Rangers to Win

Usually, you find that teams winning 10 of their last 11 games are operating at a very high level as they polish off opponent after opponent without breaking much sweat. That hasn't been the case for the Rangers. They've had a few nights where they have simply overwhelmed the opposition, but they've also had nights where they came back to find a way to victory and they...

Gaborik, Lundqvist and Girardi Are Going To The All-Star Game

  Henrik Lundqvist, Marian Gaborik and Dan Girardi selected for All-Star game in OttawaThu Jan 12 17:52:57 via TweetDeckSteve Zipay stevezipay   … a huge congratulations is in order, especially for Dan Girardi. A former ECHL player has made a huge name for himself on Broadway. 

Four Rangers Projected to Participate in All Star Weekend

Both and Puck Daddy project that Henrik Lundqvist, Dan Girardi, Marian Gaborik and Carl Hagelin (rookie game) will represent the Rangers during All Star weekend.Here's Greg Wyshynski of Puck Daddy on the Girardi projection..."There are some obvious choices here, but to explain the less obvious ones: Girardi is the epitome of the merit-based choice for an All-Star...

Post-game notes, quotes

Courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES January 10, 2012 (Game 40, Home Game 18) Madison Square Garden – New York, New York Team Notes: -        The Rangers defeated the Phoenix Coyotes, 2-1, in the shootout tonight at Madison Square Garden to extend their winning streak to five games, and have now won 10 of their last 11 games.  Marian Gaborik and...

Rangers capture shootout for fifth straight ‘W’

Ye of little faith. Yes, that means you, Henrik Lundqvist. “I was about to skate off,” The King admitted with a half-smile when questioned about his emotions when Marian Gaborik skated in on Phoenix netminder Mike Smith with the Rangers down to their final strike in last night’s shootout...
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