VIDEO: Marian Gaborik finishes rush with great backhand goal

By Brian Stubits |

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There's a reason why the Los Angeles Kings wanted Marian Gaborik at the trade deadline, because he's capable of scoring goals, many of them aesthetically pleasing as well.

Goals like the one he scored in Game 3 against the Sharks on Tuesday night.

Trying to make something happen, Gaborik took the puck in his own zone and then really made something happen. He flew up ice with dead-ahead speed and toasted Scott Hannan and the Sharks in the process.

All along you were kind of waiting for Gaborik to pass the puck on the 3-on-2 rush for the scoring opportunity but he never did. That was a good thing because when he got in Antti Niemi's crease, he lifted a nasty backhand to the far top corner.

A thing. Of. Beauty.

That goal gave the Kings a 2-1 lead at the time but it took hardly any time for the Sharks to get it right back.

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