Read: The Rangers on their former teammate Marian Gaborik

Marian Gaborik enters the Stanley Cup Final with 12 goals and 7 assists in 21 games.

Gaborik is tied with Rick Nash for second in the playoffs with 65 shots on goal and has 102 shot attempts in the playoffs.

He scored the tying goal last for LA against Chicago:

Henrik Lundqvist said today that Gaborik is “on fire. He is playing really well the whole playoffs. I think he played a huge part for them and why they are in there. 12 goals for them or something and he is one of the guys that we make sure we keep our focus on and make sure we know when he is on ice. He is a sniper and fast and finds the net pretty good. (Rangers)

Brad Richards said that he is happy that Gaborik is playing well but would prefer him to play not as well in the next few weeks. (ESPN NY)

Ryan McDonagh described Gaborik as “explosive” and someone who you don’t want to give much time and space to. (ESPN NY)

Gaborik played one game against the Rangers this season, had an assist, played 17:27 and had one shot on goal and one shot attempt blocked.

In that game, Gaborik was matched up against Ryan McDonagh and Dan Girardi. (ES)

8:13PM: Marc Staal, Brad Richards and Ryan McDonagh all say that Gaborik was a great guy and teammate.. (NY Post and

Staal said that Gaborik doesn’t need a lot of time with the puck when he is around the net and Anton Stralman said that you need to be on your toes all the time when Gaborik is on the ice. (NY Post)