Marian Gaborik and Anze Kopitar each had a hand in all three of the Kings’ goals during their 3-2 victory Saturday over the Ducks. They’ve clicked together like Lego blocks ever since the Kings acquired Gaborik from the Columbus Blue Jackets in March. The trade raised more than a few eyebrows because there were reasons to wonder how the offensive-minded Gaborik might fit with a defense-first team.
So far, so good.
Gaborik declined to take any credit for his game-winning goal, however.
“I think whoever would have been there, in my spot, he would have gotten it, too,” Gaborik said. “I think we did a good job on the forecheck and in the corner.”