They say if you are going to shoot at the king, you better not miss, and Marian Gaborik did that on Saturday at the NHL All-Star Game. Gaborik scored a hat trick and added an assist to earn the All-Star Game MVP honors. His two first period goals were scored against Henrik Lunqvist. After his first goal, which was set up by Pavel Datsyuk, Gabby pulled out his “Anisimov” rifle and shot Lundqvist between the eyes.
Gaborik's Team Chara won the game 12-9 over Lundqvist's Team Alfredsson.
Gaborik burns Lundqvist, earns MVP honors --
KANATA, Ont. -- Henrik Lundqvist can take solace in the fact that Marian Gaborik will be his teammate through 2013-14.
A case can be made that Lundqvist is the best goaltender in the world, but he has yet to solve Gaborik, his New York Rangers teammate. With the pair on opposite sides for Sunday's 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game at Scotiabank Place, Gaborik once again got the best of Lundqvist. Gaborik beat Lundqvist twice during the first period and added another goal and assist to capture MVP honors in Team Chara's 12-9 victory against Team Alfredsson.
Lundqvist (@HLundqvist30) and Gaborik (@MGaborik10) talked trash throughout All-Star weekend over Twitter, but it was the Slovak sniper who backed it up during the culmination of a spectacular weekend.
"It's been a buildup, so he definitely won this one. No question," Lundqvist said. "I have to give it to him. It was a great performance, even though his players set him up for some wide-open nets there. He's always in the right place at the right time. It was still a lot of fun out there, event though I wanted to shut the door against him.
"I'm happy for him, but I'm not happy for him." ...
After the game John Tortorella, coach of Team Alfredsson, stormed out of the press conference with a snarl saying, he didn't want to talk about the loss.