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May 3, 2014 9:14 pm

May 3 postgame quotes: Marian Gaborik

On trying to make plays from the slot:
They have layers. They try to box me out. They try to block a lot of shots. We were talking we had to get the shots through and just get to their goalie. We did that at times, but we have to do that more.

On how he felt after scoring the game-tying and game-winning goals:
It feels great of course, but this is one game. We’re up 1-0 and we just have to regroup and be at the Game 2. We’re not done.

On his game-tying goal:
I think we did a good job. I think they rimmed it, I don’t know who stopped it on their blue line and Rick did a good job in the corner. He saw me in front and just threw it there. It just kind of trickled to me and I think I batted it out of the air. It was one of those things that you try to go to net and see what happens.

On his game-winning goal:
I think Carts forechecked and I think they turned it over. Kopi got it in front in the high slot and that’s just one of those things that I got open and Kopi saw me there. It was a great pass. I just tried to tip it, went post, back and in.

On what he anticipates from the rest of the series:
We expect this series to be like this – a tight series, a physical series. I think we know how this team plays. We see them a lot during the regular season, but obviously this is our first series in playoffs. We expect this series to be like this, tight, and we don’t expect anything else.

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