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Video: Gaborik stays hot, scores 34 seconds in

May 5, 2014, 10:28 PM EDT

Marian Gaborik is proving to be a sage deadline pickup.

The Slovakian sniper scored his sixth goal of the playoffs — and third goal of the second round — really early on Monday night, giving the Kings a 1-0 lead on the Ducks just 34 seconds in at the Honda Center:

Gaborik’s quick Game 2 start comes on the heels of an unforgettable Game 1, in which he scored the equalizing goal with seven seconds left in regulation, then won it for L.A. in overtime. According to Elias Sports, he became the first player in NHL playoff history to score a game-tying goal in final 10 seconds of regulation and then score the OT winner.

Gaborik isn’t the only King making his mark this postseason, though. Anze Kopitar assisted on tonight’s goal, giving him at least one point in each of L.A.’s first nine games of the playoffs.

  1. nothanksimdriving123 - May 6, 2014 at 12:12 AM

    Three straight goals. A natural hat trick?

  2. Professor Fate - May 6, 2014 at 12:51 AM

    Would have been happy stealing one in Anaheim. Going back to Staples with a chance to put a choke-hold on this series.

  3. flyerspsu - May 6, 2014 at 2:17 AM

    Such a brilliant trade to snag Gaborik for a 2nd rounder at the deadline

  4. shaundre93 - May 6, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    After seeing how well CBJ played against Pit, I just can’t help but wonder what that team could’ve done with a healthy Horton and Gaborik. They could have been legit contenders. LA absolutely hosed CBJ in hindsight, but I definitely understand why they made the trade

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