Gaborik needs supporting cast

New York Rangers right wing Marian Gaborik is mobbed by teammates after scoring the game winning...

New York Rangers right wing Marian Gaborik is mobbed by teammates after scoring the game winning triple overtime goal against as Washington Capitals to win Game 3 of their NHL Eastern Conference playoff game. (REUTERS)

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 9:57 PM ET

Marian Gaborik has scored two of the New York Rangers past three goals.

That doesn’t say much for the supporting cast, does it?

With this best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal tied at 2-2, the Rangers will need others to step up on the offensive end.

Things got so bad in the third period of Washington’s 3-2 victory on Saturday, coach John Tortorella benched Chris Kreider, the hero of Game 1.

“You want to try to shoot it around them or around the blocks,” Gaborik told New York reporters on Sunday when asked about all the shots being blocked by the Caps.

“They got their first layer, even their second layer when they’re blocking shots. We just have to find a way to get it to the net.. Sometimes when they’re expecting it, try to shoot it unexpected, just shoot it at the net and get bodies at the net.”

-Mike Zeisberger


 


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