(not only were the deluxe parting gifts really cool, but Mess really lost it during the civil union ceremonies for Sam Rosen and John Davidson)

Rangers 5, Oilers 4 (OT)

Didn’t think I’d be saying this anytime before 2015, but both of Jim Dolan’s teams are looking pretty good. The Rangers especially, with yet another tough win on Thursday night, erasing a 3-1 2nd period deficit and winning on Jaromir Jagr’s goal seconds into overtime (from a tremendous pass thru traffic by Michal Rozsival). On a pretty special night, too (ie. the Bruins and Flyers allowing a combined 12 goals in their losses).