As it should. The elite right wing has played just two full games, having been hurt in the third, and missed 12. I asked if he any dreams about a hat trick tonight, "No, but hopefully it will happen."
Gaborik said he doesn't know who his linemates will be. "I don't care, I'm just excited to play." He said he wasn't thinking about rest during the strecth of six games in 10 days and had no restrictions. "I'm ready to go all out..hopefully it won't take long to adjust."
Gaborik admitted to feeling pain "at some points, but it's going to be there."
Asked about trying to turn around the team's slide at home (2-5-1), Gaborik noted that the under .500 record at MSG was a problem in last season's failed playoff chase. "Home ice is very important. You have to take advantage of it. You have to come out strong. We have to make sure we're playing the way the guys did the previous game (against the Caps). The guys played really hard, just didn't get two points."
G Ryan Miller (knee) has been out, with Jonas Enroth playing last night against the Devils and Lalime as the backup.