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The long and short of it

Well, Saturday was an eventful day at Madison Square Garden as both the Knicks and Rangers pulled out improbable walk-off wins.

For those who missed it, the floundering Knicks had their nicest moment of the year, as 5-foot-7 munchinesque rookie Nate Robinson hit a rainbow 3-pointer from the corner at the overtime buzzer, giving the hometown team a victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.

They changed over the Madison Square Garden floor to ice and at 8pm the Rangers and Washington Capitals faced off at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers failed to hold a 2-0 lead and were lucky just to get the game to a shootout after Jaromir Jagr got called for an illegal stick in overtime. The goaltenders put on a show big-time in this edition of bonus pucks and it appeared that the Capitals were going to win after scoring in the 14th round. But defenseman Jason Strudwick tied it for the Rangers, and then after rookie goalie Henrik Lundqvist stopped Washington's 15th shooter, 6-foot-6 Rangers defenseman Marek Malik capped the night with a Gretzkyesque tally, shooting the puck after pulling it back through his legs, then did a Statue of Liberty pose to celebrate.

I'd write more, but after seeing the ridiculousness of these game-winners a few times on the highlights, I'm laughing so hard that I can't think of a good approach.

Anyone out there know the last time the Knicks and Rangers won in walk-off fashion on the same day?

True Metketball and Metkey fans know...The shortest Met in team history was 5-foot-5 outfielder Ricky Otero. The tallest was 6-foot-10 pitcher Eric Hillman. The shortest Mets to record a walk-off hit might be a good subject if I decide to follow this up in the next day or two, so we'll keep you in suspense for now...The tallest, I've already written about, 6-foot-7 first baseman Tony Clark.

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Metstradamus said…
I think the closest you'll find was in 1990...Brian Leetch scored an OT winner against Ken Wregget on January 14th 1990. Just two days later, Trent Tucker hit a buzzer beater to defeat the Bulls on MLK day.

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