The way Marian Gaborik moved around the Madison Square Garden ice, it sure seemed as if he and the Kings were going to finish this off properly.
Looking like he was channeling his younger years, Gaborik kicked it up a level in his 1,000th game Friday, against his former team. He deked around a defender in the first period. He scored on a wrist shot in the second period. He set up goal in the third. It could have been a throwback to, say, 2007.
Then the New York Rangers pulled out a vintage No.61.
Rick Nash shredded the Gaborik story line, and the Kings defense, when he took the puck from Christian Folin and broke in to score with 3:27 remaining for the game...