LA Kings right-winger Marian Gaborik reached a significant career milestone on Friday in the Kings' 4-2 loss to the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY. Gaborik played in his 1000th National Hockey League regular season game, and even though the Kings lost by two goals, Gaborik had a multi-point game as he notched one goal and one assist.
Gaborik had his first point on a goal at 3:46 of the second period from Jussi Jokinen. It was Gaborik's fifth goal of the season and tied the game at one goal apiece at the time. Gaborik then had his second point with an assist on a goal by Torrey Mitchell at 7:59 of the third period which tied the game at two goals apiece. Like the Kings' first goal, Jokinen also picked up an assist.
Of the 1000 games Gaborik has played in his NHL career, 209 have been with the Kings. Gaborik also played 502 games with the Minnesota Wild, 255 games with the New York Rangers and 34 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
So far this season, Gaborik has five goals and three assists for eight points in 11 games. He is also a +7 with four penalty minutes.