2012 NHL Playoffs: Marian Gaborik's Goal Defeats Capitals, 2-1 In Triple Overtime

Marian Gaborik stunned the Washington Capitals with a goal from close range with 5:19 remaining in the third overtime to give the New York Rangers a 2-1 victory in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals Wednesday night at Verizon Center.

Gaborik drove to the front of the net to receive a centering pass from Brad Richards and score his second goal of the playoffs.

Video of the goal is below.

The win gave the Rangers a 2-1 lead in the best-of-7 series. Game 4 is set for Saturday afternoon back at Verizon Center, with puck drop scheduled for shortly after 12:30 p.m.

The Rangers finished the game with 49 shots on goal, while the Capitals recorded 46. Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh led all non-goalies in ice time with 53:17.

Stay tuned to this StoryStream for updates throughout the Capitals and Rangers Eastern Conference semifinal series. For more news and analysis on the Caps, visit Japers' Rink. For the opponent's perspective during the series, visit Blueshirt Banter. And for all your news on the NHL Playoffs, check out SB Nation's NHL hub.

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