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Video: Gaborik pulls an Anisimov in All-Star Game

Posted on: January 29, 2012 5:13 pm
Edited on: January 29, 2012 5:17 pm
 

By Brian Stubits

Marian Gaborik laid down the gauntlet before the All-Star Game. He was determined to get the better of his New York Rangers teammate Henrik Lundqvist. He had the chance to right out of the gate in the game and it was Gabby who won.

Gaborik scored two of the three goals surrendered by Lundqvist in the first period, including the game's opening salvo.

It was a pretty give-and-go that left Lundqvist face down on the ice, obviously upset to lose the trash-talking battle with his teammate. But it was the goal celebration afterward that made it all that much better for Gaborik.

Yes, that's Gabby pulling an Artem Anisimov and using his stick to shoot at Lundqvist in net. This time, there was no retaliation from the opposing team as there was from the Lightning when Anisimov pulled the stunt earlier this season.

Guaranteed, wherever Anisimov is watching the game, he was surely smiling with that.

Later in the period Pierre McGuire had his chance to interview Team Alfredsson coach John Tortorella and asked him about the gun shooting. Could he be facing some power skates?

"We want his money," Tortorella said, indicating Gaborik would have a $1,000 fine waiting for him, with a grin of course.

Hate the All-Star Game all you want, but fun like this is what makes it good, or at least watchable for most people.

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Since: Nov 27, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2012 9:38 pm
 

Video: Gaborik pulls an Anisimov in All-Star Game

Clever move. I always cringe at Pierre McGuire's comments like that team Slovakia one, he makes Canadians sound like idiots.


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