(Reuters) - Marian Gaborik completed his hat-trick with an overtime game-winner as the New York Rangers recorded their first victory of the season with a 4-3 triumph over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday.
Gaborik tipped in his own shot just 27 seconds into the extra session as the Rangers celebrated in front of their home crowd and avoided losing their first three games of a campaign in 14 seasons.
Prior to his winning contribution, Czech winger Gaborik had helped New York forge a 2-0 lead with a pair of goals in the first period.
After the Bruins (2-0-1) had rallied to tie the game in the second, Taylor Pyatt restored New York's lead before Nathan Horton forced overtime with his snapshot at 15:37 in the third.
New York (1-2-0) gained a degree of revenge with the win after suffering a season-opening defeat to Boston on Saturday.
(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by John O'Brien)
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