(Week of Oct. 31-Nov. 6)
The Winning Moment ...
Rangers forward Marian Gaborik's goal in the final round of the overtime shootout against Anaheim on Nov. 3 at The Garden was named the newyorkrangers.com Moment of the Week for the Week 5 of the 2011-12 regular season. The shootout-deciding goal captured 54.1 percent of the voting by Rangers fans, finishing well ahead of Michael Del Zotto's Nov. 5 highlight-reel goal vs. Montreal, which claimed 27.4 percent. Rangers captain Ryan Callahan's first of two goals in a 5-2 win over San Jose on Halloween night at The Garden finished third with 18.5 percent of the vote.
|Rangers 2, Anaheim 1 (SO) at The Garden
||Nov. 3, 2011|
Marian Gaborik makes dazzling moves
in final round of shootout to beat Ducks
Description: Previously just 2-for-19 in shootouts over his NHL career, Gaborik used a stuttery head fake and a little shimmy to fool Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller and tuck the puck behind him in the final round of a shootout to give the Rangers a 2-1 win. "I'm happy I got a chance to go. My record isn't that good," said Gaborik.
• GAME RECAP (Click image at left to play video)
Comments from fans who voted for Gaborik's shootout winner ...
He had dirty and sick moves.
-- Christian from North Haven, Conn.
Gaby finally comes through in a great revenge shootout win.
-- Ben Trombly from Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Shootout wins are always exciting, especially with a great move like Gaby has.
-- John L. from Morgantown, Pa.
It was a game-winner, without it we go another round and the win is up in the air. He kept the streak alive!
-- Sheldon Michael from Estevan, Saskatchewan
Gaborik is back! Huge win for NYR.
-- Chelley Schoe from Atlanta, Ga.
Gaby needed this goal and so did we.
-- Joe Hade from Grapeview, Wash.
Gaby delivers in the shootout. Nice call, Torts!
-- Rory from New Jersey
Gaborik showing his stuff in the shootout is a good sign for the NY Rangers.
-- Carlos de la Hoz from New York, N.Y.
Unreal move and boost of confidence
-- Ben from Rumson, N.J.
Many people doubted Gaborik this year, but he is showing the fans why he wants to be here.
-- John Silverio from South Jersey
Gaby was great all night, and was getting robbed by Hiller all game, and in the end he finally scored on him! Great goal!
-- Ken F. from Winter Park, Fla.
Great to see Gaby dazzle in an area that's not usually his strength.
-- Rob from Albany, N.Y.
Gaborik had Hiller spread and dead, AWESOME move!
-- Tony from New York, N.Y.
It was a THRILLING win with Gaborik's shot on Hiller -- my heart was racing with anticipation! Thrilling win!
-- Helen Y. from Bayside, N.Y.
It's great to see Gaby healthy and scoring goals, especially during shootouts.
-- Bill from Portland, Ore.
The Great Gabby just does not perform well in the shootouts, which is odd. The guy is an incredible player, and has been a complete player thus far. It's great to see him succeed where he has failed so much in the past, and he won the game.
-- Brian Mac from East Elmhurst, N.Y.
He has been giving 110 percent everytime he steps on the ice!
-- Dorothy Campbell from Asheville, N.C.
I am from Slovakia, so I am biased, but every fan of hockey has to say that it was briliant move.
-- Dominik Kriz from Humenne, Slovakia
Such an intense shootout, I could feel the hairs on my arms stand up! I not only wanted revenge against the Ducks but I was anxiously hoping Lundqvist could get his first "W" in his new and revised home!
-- Paul from Long Island, N.Y.
Big goal to cap off a huge win. It was a great moment for Gaborik as well.
-- Clifton from New Canaan, Conn.