Is this the Rangers' year?

May, 3, 2012
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Washington, D.C. – It took over 114 minutes, 49 shots, more than a dozen stitches and a hell of a lot of heart, but the Rangers did it.

Struggling sniper Marian Gaborik snapped a nagging slump in the most poignant way possible, tallying the game-winner in triple overtime to give the Rangers a 2-1 win in Wednesday’s marathon session that didn’t end until after midnight.

The stunning victory, which ended the Rangers’ seven-game overtime playoff losing streak, tilted the series 2-1 while affirming one axiom that has been true to the Black-and-Blueshirts all season long:

This team has guts.

Read more about the Rangers' gutsy, heroic effort here.
Katie Strang covers the Rangers, Islanders and Devils for ESPNNewYork.com. She is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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