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Marian Gaborik

Watch Marian Gaborik score and celebrate on Henrik Lundqvist

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Marian Gaborik scored on Henrik Lundqvist thanks to a pretty play with Pavel Datsyuk and took a page out of Rangers teammate Artem Anisimov’s book.

Gaborik celebrated his goal with a sniper’s pose although thankfully without any of the drama we saw when Anisimov did it against the Tampa Bay Lightning back in December. Check out Gaborik’s styling and profiling in helping Lundqvist feel shame for giving up goals to a fellow Ranger.

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Must see TV: Artem Anisimov channels his inner sniper

Artem Anisimov, Tyler Kennedy

Anyone remember when Teemu Selanne broke Mike Bossy’s rookie goal scoring record? The goal was just like the other 75 he scored that season—but the celebration is what most people remember. After tonight, we can probably say that Rangers forward Artem Anisimov is a fan.

After scoring a sweet shorthanded goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning to give his team the 2-1 lead in the second period, he took aim at the Lightning net. Predictably, all hell broke loose after Anisimov’s celebration leading to 38 minutes worth of penalties—including 10 minute misconducts for Anisimov and Steve Downie (for leaving the bench to join the festivities).

Here’s the question: are you alright with Anisimov’s celebration or did he deserve the unsportsmanlike conduct penalty he earned for the move? More importantly, are you alright with Vinny Lecavalier (and the rest of the Lightning players) response? The comment section awaits.