Newyorkrangers.com reports that despite the loss, Slovakia will advance to the qualification round.
Marian Gaborik scored his first goal in the World Hockey Championships as Slovakia lost to Russia 4-3 today. Slovakia is now 1-2-0 in the tournament.
Gaborik had five shots in 16:37 of ice time.
Here's video of Gabby's goal...
...where was that move against the Caps?
i think we all need to keep in mind that he is also playing a different game right now. u got ALOT more open ice here
awesome goal...and i expect to see that next season with him...does anybody know if versus will be showing the USA sweden game tomorrow?...and if so, what time?
Gaborik is a goal scorer and nothing else. You cannot expect him to play defense or if he does play it properly (a la backchecking properly against Chimera). He needs a Brad Richards. I also can't remember when he was that wide open against the Caps. At least he's shooting now. Hopefully he can light the lamp a bit more in the Worlds.
Give him some skilled linesmen like Demitra, Hossa or Stumpel and he will show you what he is capable of...Gaborik is not a grinder like most of this year's Rangers team...
@bauerout Yes they are and I think it's on at 2:15pm.