Tony Esposito

Marian Gaborik #10 of the New York Rangers celebrates with his teammates after scoring the game winning goal in the third overtime period against the Washington Capitals in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Verizon Center on May 3, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Silverman: Gaborik’s Winner Recalls Heroics Of Stemkowski

There’s a relentlessness to this Rangers team that was obvious in the third overtime. Instead of giving in to fatigue and pain, they made the best play of the night at the most critical moment. Championship teams are often forged in such moments.