Rangers find the win column

Posted: January 24, 2013

MARIAN GABORIK scored twice in the first period and then completed his hat trick 27 seconds into overtime as the New York Rangers overcame a pair of blown leads and beat the visiting Boston Bruins, 4-3, on Wednesday night for their first win of the season.

Gaborik broke free and outraced Andrew Ference and Johnny Boychuk down the ice. His first shot was blocked by goalie Tuukka Rask, but Gaborik batted the rebound out of the air to end the game and start a cascade of flying hats onto the ice.

Taylor Pyatt also scored for the Rangers, who got 26 saves from Henrik Lundqvist.

"It was a good game for us," Rangers coach John Tortorella said. "We're still a pretty sloppy hockey team, and I think it's going to be that way for a bit."

In another game:

* At Pittsburgh, James van Riemsdyk scored twice, James Reimer stopped 28 shots and the Toronto Maple Leafs raced past the Penguins, 5-2. Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin scored their first goals of the season , but the Penguins couldn't get off to their first 3-0 start in 18 years.

Toronto's Joffrey Lupul fractured his forearm in the second period and is out indefinitely.

Noteworthy * 

The Colorado Avalanche lost Steve Downie for the rest of the season after he tore his ACL against Los Angeles.

* The San Jose Sharks signed free agent center Scott Gomez to a 1-year deal.

* The Detroit Red Wings lost defenseman Ian White for 2 to 3 weeks after he had surgery to repair a deep leg laceration.

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