DATE: 5/25/1994
: Mark Messier, New York Rangers
: Prior to Game 6 of the 1994 Eastern Conference Finals, Messier guaranteed the New York Rangers would overcome their 3-2 series deficit. Homie came through on his promise with a hat trick in the Rangers 4-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils. Talk is cheap, but like Jim Jones, Messier talks tough and does tough things. Capo status!