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The missing ingredient?: Marian Gaborik's scoring fits splendidly into LA Kings' playoff plans

Marian Gaborik's new teammates with the Los Angeles Kings initially wondered whether such a talented goal-scorer could fit into a defense-dominated team when he arrived in a trade last month.Nobody is wondering anymore after Gaborik helped the Kings reach the postseason on a roll."It took me a little bit, but I think I adjusted pretty good," Gaborik said Tuesday while the Kings prepared for their first-round opener against San Jose.Gaborik scored 16 points in 19 games as the Kings' top-line left wing down the stretch, adapting his game to coach Darryl Sutter's preferences while still providing his own unique offensive talents to the NHL's best defensive team. He fits in well in his third dressing room in two seasons, with teammates praising the veteran's commitment and talent with equal enthusiasm."I think he's been our best player since he's got here," defenseman Drew Doughty said."No matter who gets traded here, you wonder how they're going to fit into the system," Doughty added. "(B...

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