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Marian Gaborik has fit in perfectly with the Kings
Marian Gaborik has fit in perfectly with the Kings

The Kings' Marian Gaborik has had a far more enjoyable playoff experience against the Ducks than in his previous encounter. Gaborik, a right wing, has three goals and three assists in helping the Kings to a 2-1 Western Conference semifinal series lead. That's three more goals and three more assists than he had for Minnesota in 2003, when the Ducks swept the Wild in the conference finals. His offensive presence has been a welcome addition for the guy skating next to him. “He is a constant threat, with his shooting ability and his scoring ability,” center Anze Kopitar said. “Every time he comes into the offensive zone, everybody pays attention to him. Maybe...

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