Marian Gaborik Must Be Better for the New York Rangers

May 1st, 2012 by Cat Zambito Leave a reply »
New York Rangers' right winger Marian Gaborik ended up finishing the regular season very strong with 41 goals and 35 assists, ranking him third overall with goals scored.

He then started the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Ottawa Senators very strong with an unassisted goal late in the second period of their Game 1 4-2 win.

At that point it seemed like he would be keeping on track with his great scoring record from the regular season, but since that first game in round 1, we have yet to see any other goals out of the Rangers' top player.

He was relatively quiet for the next few games, and then recorded two assists in Game 4 of round 1.

In the Eastern Conference Semifinals currently underway against the Washington Capitals, Gaborik has two assists (one from each game played thus far), but the Rangers need more from their top line forward than what he is currently producing.

He has definitely increased his presence on the ice and is connecting well with hits, as well as making a couple of great Gaborik-style passes in Game 2's 3-2 loss at the Garden Monday night, but the Rangers need their veteran player to score and ...

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