Gaborik confident, but cautious as Kings head to Chicago for Game 5

Kings Gaborik MarianWith his goal in Monday night’s 5-2 Kings win, Marian Gaborik became only the third player in L.A. history to score 10 or more goals in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Wayne Gretzky holds the franchise lead with 15, accomplished in 1993, and Luc Robitaille potted 12 in 1991. With the team now holding a 3-1 series lead, Gaborik shared the following as they head back to Chicago for Game 5…

On scoring his first goal of the series on Monday night:

“Obviously it feels good to get on board, especially our line getting a couple of goals. It was good.”

On the mindset going into Game 5:

“Like I said, we need to take it one game at a time and approach the game the same way. Have a good start and go from there.”

On if they have an advantage over the Hawks because they are familiar with elimination games:

“You know that they’re going to play in their barn. They’re going to make a push. What happened in series prior it happened. Now we have to focus on what’s going on now. We know they’re going to make a push, we just have to be ready. The building is going to be loud, they’re going to come out hard, we just have to match it. Have a good start and play 60 minutes.”

On if it helps knowing that they can win at United Center:

“Definitely helps. We’re up 3-1, so we have to be ready to play in their building.”

On the long meeting after morning skate on Monday:

“It wasn’t longer at all, we just had a meeting after morning skate and we just approached the game like every other.”

On the team’s power play:

“Yeah, we we’re talking that we have t shoot the puck. We have to keep it simple and not try to get too fancy. It’s been working so we just have to shoot the puck and get to Crawford.”

On if it’s easy to score on the power play:

“No. It’s easy to get the mindset that we just have to keep it simple and try to shoot the puck. Again, crowd the net, go to the net. Even if there is a shot on goal, we have bodies to recover the puck and just start over. It’s what we have to do.”

MORE: Post-game comments from Kings coach Darryl Sutter are up here… quotes from Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams can be found here… and thoughts from Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville and Chicago players were posted here.

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