It's the trade that keeps on giving.
What he's done in the
It's the most in the league. By far. Teammate
Plucked from Columbus and now two just two victories from hoisting his first Stanley Cup after the Kings beat the
"I'm glad we got him," Kings forward
There was hope when Gaborik arrived for
"We'll see if Gaborik can fit into our type of game," Kings Coach
He knows now. Again and again.
With the Kings down a goal in Game 2, Gaborik couldn't get an initial shot past Rangers goalie
Said Kopitar: "He's usually at the right time in the right place."
Gaborik, 32, will be an unrestricted free agent after this season.
The Kings not only hold a 2-0 Stanley Cup Final lead. They also showed New Yorkers a hint of what it was like to be inside Staples Center.
The Kings purchased video-board advertising in Times Square near
"There's a lot of attention and buzz surrounding the Stanley Cup Final," said Michael Altieri, the team's vice president of communications and broadcasting. "Our goal is to rise above the noise.
"This was an opportunity to do that with respect to the Kings and
The video was a one-day activation dreamed up by the team's marketing department. Altieri said the team might implement other ideas, but he wanted to remain coy about divulging plans.
Ferrell gave his approval for the segment that routinely plays inside Staples to air in New York, Altieri said.
Instead of rushing out to New York on cross-country red-eye flights after Game 2, the Kings and Rangers spent Saturday night in Southern California and were scheduled to board their charters Sunday morning with Game 3 looming Monday night at Madison Square Garden.
"It's just common sense," Rangers Coach Alain Vigneault said before Game 2. "If we were to fly home after the game … we'd be getting home at 5 or 6 in the morning. You lose a full night's sleep."
And that was without knowing Game 2 would last 31/2 hours.