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Rangers’ Marian Gaborik scores All-Star Game’s first goal, pulls Anisimov’s gun salute (Video)

Harrison Mooney
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Most of you will likely recall the gun taunt New York Rangers' forward Artem Anisimov pulled on the Tampa Bay Lightning after scoring a short-handed goal a little over a month ago. Amusing though it was, it was also ill-received by most everybody, including Rangers coach John Tortorella, who called it "a mistake." After the game, Anisimov apologized, both to the Lightning and to his Rangers' teammates, and that was end of it.

Or was it? After Marian Gaborik scored the first goal of Sunday's All-Star game, beating Henrik Lundqvist, he made sure to turn back and pull the same salute on his Rangers' teammate:

Said Gaborik on the bench: "I was thinking about that before the game, if I score on Henrik, to try to do Arty's gun shot."

But there's another layer here. The assistant coach of Team Alfredsson: John Tortorella. Did he think this was a mistake too?

"He's laughing, which is good," said Gaborik.

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