Gaborik Leads Rangers in Offensive Clinic Against Leafs

January 20th, 2011 by Dustin Pollack Leave a reply »
It was just three days ago that John Tortorella benched Marian Gaborik, the New York Rangers most dynamic offensive threat in a game against the rivaled Philadelphia Flyers.
“We need production from him,” Tortorella said in his post game comments Monday.

So, it was only fitting that Gaborik rebounded Wednesday in the Rangers tilt with the Toronto Maple Leafs by putting together arguably his best offensive showing as a Ranger to date: Four goals (including two in back-to-back shifts in the second period) and an assist leading the Rangers to a 7-0 victory.

Offensive consistency has often been an issue for Gaborik, who is frequently suffering from some sort of injury (he’s missed 13 games thus far in 2010-2011), but when healthy, he’s been described as one of the most highly skilled forwards in the league and tonight he showed exactly why.

“It feels good,” said Gaborik in a post interview with CBC. “It has been a battle lately. I need to get going. It is always a big relief to get the first one. It just took off from there.”

While their star player took a big step forward with his performance last ...

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