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Teammates turned rivals trash talk via Twitter

Friday, 01.27.2012 / 7:38 PM / 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game

By Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

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Teammates turned rivals trash talk via Twitter
Rangers teammates Henrik Lundqvist and Marian Gaborik have taken to Twitter to add some extra spice to the Skills competition.
OTTAWA -- Rangers teammates Henrik Lundqvist and Marian Gaborik have taken to Twitter to add some extra spice to the 2012 Molson Canadian All-Star Skills Competition on Saturday night.

Lundqvist, whose Twitter handle is @HLundqvist30, started the trash talk shortly after 7 p.m. ET Friday when he tweeted, "Alright @MGaborik10, having a lot of pasta and going to bed early tonight. Watch out for the 2 pad stack tomorrow;)."

Gaborik responded exactly seven minutes later.

"@HLundqvist30: Want me to tuck you in?:)Watch out for the speed and the five hole shot;)"

Of course, Lundqvist is one of the goalies for Team Alfredsson and Gaborik is one of the forwards for Team Chara. Lundqvist will likely be in net when Gaborik steps up to take his turn in the Tim Hortons NHL Elimination Shootout.

We'll have to monitor Twitter to see if there is any more trash talk between the two prior to the event.

Follow Dan Rosen on Twitter at: @drosennhl