"But the squandered chance was simply another piece of evidence that suggests Gaborik is one of those players who cannot seem to deliver the goods when the game is played at its most demanding level. Gaborik had four shots on goal in Game 1, including that glorious second-period opportunity. He has now gone 10 straight games without a goal.
This isn't an indictment of Gaborik's work ethic. But the playoffs are bottom-line time, so trying hard and being a good guy, opening doors for little old ladies and tossing change to panhandlers, counts for exactly nothing."
Gaborik on not scoring on Wednesday night....
"Obviously when you get a chance, you need to do everything to score," Gaborik said after the Rangers' practice at Verizon Center on Thursday. "So obviously it's frustrating, but you just have to keep going and create chances and just try and bury it."
...if the Rangers want any chance of winning this series Gaborik is going to have to re-discover the magic from last year. If not this is going to be a short series.
How can burnside say that? Yes, he was in close, but a) the pass was sort of in his skates and b) neuvirth made a hell of a save. And, if gabby had tried to fake, i'm not sure he gets the shot off before getting decked in front - and thene veryone says he's being to "pretty" instead of just putting it on net. Burnside is just finding evidence that Gabby is choking with out using actual hockey sense.
I hate to say it but Lunqvuist is going to have to play even better. I think its all on his shoulders and he is the deciding factor. He is going to have to get a couple of shutouts for us to win this series. Is it fair? No, but its the only way we have a chance. I just dont see Gaborik lighting it up or anyone else going on a point streak.
Hell yeah!!! I'd be so depressed if the Rangers didn't get into the playoffs. Now let's make a run here!!!
@Josh84 Agreed that Burnside is unfairly looking at that play to try and prove his point. But his point is 100% accurate. Gabby has to start scoring. Period.
@TheKing Lundqvist can have the greatest playoff performance of any goalie in the history of the NHL, but if the Rangers can't score it doesn't really matter.
@KevinDeLury Well they did score 1 beautiful goal the 1st game. They should have won 1-0 the first game but Henrik let Ovie shove the puck through him. If Lundqvist can get some shutouts all we have to do is 1 goal thats it. How do you think the Sabres won?