Gaborik's growth, goals spur Rangers

Winger impresses Torts, nets hat trick to beat Bruins in OT for Blueshirts' first win

Updated: January 24, 2013, 12:14 AM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Coach John Tortorella was both candid and critical after his New York Rangers' first win of the season, with some harsh truths spoken about Marian Gaborik.

The player he was describing wasn't the same Gaborik of 2013, who scored a hat trick to lead the Rangers to a 4-3 overtime victory against the Bruins on Wednesday night, but the player he met when Gaborik first arrived in New York.

That stigma Gaborik carried -- a "perimeter player" who didn't like to practice when hurt ...

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