The next matchup in our top play bracket has the chance to be the first upset. Marian Gaborik’s triple OT winner against Washington was the first real OT winner we remember from the 2011-2017 era. It’s only a #5 seed because it wasn’t done at MSG, and it just doesn’t have that goosebumps feel.
Henrik Lundqvist stopping Danny Briere’s penalty shot didn’t have any real value in the grand scheme of things, but it was the Winter Classic. It was the Flyers. It was when the Winter Classic and outdoor hockey wasn’t watered down. It solidified the first of many outdoor wins.
(5) Marian Gaborik 3OT winner vs. Washington
(12) Henrik Lundqvist stops Danny Briere’s penalty shot in the Winter Classic
Upvote for the higher seed (5 seed is higher than 12 seed, etc) and downvote for lower seed. Voting ends tomorrow at noon."Top Rangers Play Bracket: (5) Gaborik 3OT Winner vs. (12) Hank stops Briere",