Exhausted, yet exhilerated, the Rangers had themselves a 2-1 victory on Marian Gaborik's goal 54:41 into overtime Wednesday night at the Verizon Center, and after the thrilling Game 3 win BlueshirtsUnited.com caught up with Henrik Lundqvist---who finished with 46 saves, Dan Girardi---who logged 44:22 worth of ice-time, and Gaborik, the overtime hero, to get their thoughts on one of the greatest victories in franchise history.
“ It was about will. We wanted to win this game, and it feels great to get that winner. Everybody contributed. Everybody left everything out there. It's all in your head. We were talking that we had to push, leave everything out there, and we did. We showed a lot of mental toughness. ”
- Marian Gaborik
“ It felt like it was never going to end, but to win is such a special feeling. When a game is this long, the toughest challenge is in your mind. It's such a good feeling because we put so much effort into this game. ”
- Henrik Lundqvist
“ At this point in the game, the third overtime, guys are dying. It doesn't matter how good your hands are, how fast a skater you are, it's how bad you want it and blocking everything out so you just keep working. You can't give in, and I don;t think we did at all. ”
- Dan Girardi