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No goals in seven straight for Gaborik

Marian Gaborik #10 of the New York Rangers

Marian Gaborik #10 of the New York Rangers skates against the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Feb 1, 2011) Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Marian Gaborik didn't score for the seventh straight game, but with an assist on Vinny Prospal's goal in Sunday's 5-3 win over Pittsburgh, Gaborik has points in four of the last five.

Coach John Tortorella believes that more scoring from other players might take some pressure off the right winger, who scored 42 goals last season. He had four shots, two attempts blocked and three hits.

"I thought his last two games, he was around the puck," Tortorella said. "I was hoping he'd score an empty-net goal [his long shot went off the outside of the net]. If Gabby does the other things and not worry about scoring goals, he'll score goals, and I think he's doing that."

Wolski pulls rib muscle

Wojtek Wolski suffered a pulled rib muscle near the end of the first period, played a few minutes in the second and didn't return. He may be able to skate Tuesday . . . Ruslan Fedotenko, who had an emergency appendectomy Feb. 2, said he felt good and is to be re-examined Tuesday . . . Derek Boogaard (concussion, Dec. 9) is in New York, but Tortorella said he is still out long-term.

Fab on faceoffs

In a rare occurrence, the Rangers won 60 percent of the faceoffs. Brian Boyle was 11-for-18 . . . D Steve Eminger, in his first game after sitting for five as a healthy scratch for Michael Del Zotto, played just 4:08. He lost his stick on the first Penguins goal . . . D Matt Gilroy played just 7:49 . . . Ryan Callahan led all forwards with 21:35 of ice time . . . Artem Anisimov led the Rangers with five shots on goal . . . Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves.

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