Found January 26, 2013 on
The Rhino and Compass:
One thing that has struck me about the WIld so far has been the low goal output thus far. In 4 games, they are averaging only 2.5 goals a game, with their greatest output a 4 goal night on opening night. This has probably been the greatest frustration with the Wild since they came into existence. Even when Marian Gaborik was here, the Wild just never seemed able to score.
Now with the Wild owning a roster full of offensive threats, it seems like they should be scoring more goals. Instead, they are at the 2.5/game mark I mentioned earlier, which is better than the last two years (only marginally better than ’10-11) but behind the pace of goals scored in the two previous seasons.
Why am I concerned, specifically, with the past 4 seasons? Because they were the team with the fewest shots/game in each of those seasons. Every single one of them. They weren’t scoring because they weren’t getting the puck on net. You can’t score if you don’t shoot it, as they say.
This season, through 4 gam...
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Through five games, Marian Gaborik—not Rick Nash—has been the most efficient offensive force on the Rangers, tallying five goals and three assists. Should that surprise you? Not at all, because all Gaborik has done with the Rangers, when healthy, is produce. Recall his 42-goal first season and 41-goal effort last year and you'll realize Gaborik has cemented himself with this...
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The team dominated in all facets of the game and did all the little things to win a hockey game. This style of hockey is what made the Blueshirts so successful last season and last night against the Leafs, it was the...
By Dave Buscema, The Sports Xchange NEW YORK -- Marc Staal's first goal of the season tied the game in the third period. His hard shot a few minutes later was deflected and poked in by teammate Marian Gaborik to give the New York Rangers a come-from-behind 5-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night. Brian Boyle later added a goal and Gaborik...
2011-2012 Records: Flyers (47-26-9), Rangers (51-24-7)
2011-2012 NYR Leading Scorer: Marian Gaborik (41-35-76)
2011-2012 PHI Leading Scorer: Claude Giroux (28-65-93)
2011-2012 NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (62 GS, 1.97 GAA, .930 SV%)
2011-2012 PHI Goaltender: Ilya Bryzgalov (57 GS, 2.48 GAA, .909 SV%)
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