Marian Gaborik

Marian Gaborik

Bio
Height/Weight: 6' 1"/200 lbs
Born: Trencin, Czechoslovakia
Draft: 2000 1st round (3rd pick) by the
Shoots: L
  • Lightning acquire Savard from Blue Jackets in 3-team trade
    The Canadian Press

    Lightning acquire Savard from Blue Jackets in 3-team trade

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — The defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning acquired defenceman David Savard from the Columbus Blue Jackets in a three-team trade Saturday that also involves the Detroit Red Wings. Tampa Bay gave up a 2021 first-round pick and a 2022 third-rounder to Columbus for Savard and sent a 2021 fourth-rounder to Detroit. The Blue Jackets retained half of Savard’s $4.25 million salary-cap hit and the Red Wings got involved to pick up a quarter of it to help the cap-strapped Lightning. Savard, a 30-year-old pending free agent, was one of the most sought-after players ahead of the NHL trade deadline Monday. “David Savard is a consummate professional ,and his contributions to our organization over the past 10 years have been significant,” Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said. “He has been an incredibly selfless player on the ice, a great teammate in the dressing room and a great representative of the Blue Jackets off the ice. " Savard gives the Lightning a dependable, right-shooting defender who is averaging just under 20 minutes a game this season. Tampa Bay general manager Julien BriseBois had said recently it was very unlikely he'd be able to add before the trade deadline given his team's salary cap situation. It cost the Lightning an extra asset to make that work. They also acquired minor league defenceman Brian Lashoff, who will continue to play for Detroit's farm team in Grand Rapids after the trade. Savard was tied with forward Cam Atkinson for the longest-tenured player in the Blue Jackets organization and was being held out of game action in anticipation of a trade. He has 166 points in 597 NHL regular-season games, all with Columbus. ___ More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press

  • The Canadian Press

    Nashville takes on Tampa Bay, aims for 4th straight victory

    Tampa Bay Lightning (27-11-2, second in the Central Division) vs. Nashville Predators (22-18-1, fourth in the Central Division) Nashville, Tennessee; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Nashville heads into a matchup against Tampa Bay as winners of three games in a row. The Predators are 22-18-1 against the rest of their division. Nashville averages 9.4 penalty minutes per game, the fifth-most in the Nhl. Mathieu Olivier leads the team serving 68 total minutes. The Lightning are 27-11-2 against opponents in the Central Division. Tampa Bay ranks second in the league recording 9.4 points per game, averaging 3.4 goals and 6.0 assists. In their last meeting on March 15, Nashville won 4-1. TOP PERFORMERS: Filip Forsberg leads the Predators with 29 points, scoring 11 goals and adding 18 assists. Mikael Granlund has five goals over the last 10 games for Nashville. Victor Hedman leads the Lightning with 37 points, scoring seven goals and adding 30 assists. Ross Colton has four goals and two assists over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay. LAST 10 GAMES: Predators: 9-1-0, averaging 3.4 goals, five assists, 3.4 penalties and nine penalty minutes while giving up 1.5 goals per game with a .950 save percentage. Lightning: 5-5-0, averaging 2.8 goals, 5.2 assists, 3.7 penalties and 8.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .905 save percentage. INJURIES: Predators: Dante Fabbro: day to day (upper body), Filip Forsberg: out (upper body), Eeli Tolvanen: day to day (lower body). Lightning: None listed. ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press

  • The Canadian Press

    Lightning get early goals in 6-4 win over Blue Jackets

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Tampa Bay scored three times in the first six minutes of the game, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 32 saves and the Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-4 on Thursday night. Blake Coleman roofed a shot 58 seconds in, and then Steven Stamkos and Barclay Goodrow scored a minute apart to put the Blue Jackets in an early hole. Ryan McDonagh scored twice, and Ross Colton also had a goal as the Lightning stopped a three-game skid and earned a split of the two-game series with Columbus as they duel the Florida Panthers and Carolina Hurricanes for supremacy in the Central Division. Yanni Gourde had four assists, and Goodrow added two assists. Jack Roslovic had a goal and an assist, and Michael Del Zotto, Zach Werenski and Max Domi also scored for the Blue Jackets, who have dropped eight of the last 10 games. Joonas Korpisalo stopped three of the Lightning's first six shots before being benched for Elvis Merzlikins, who made 21 saves the rest of the way.. Goodrow's goal, which went in off the skate of Blue Jackets forward Patrik Laine, chased Korpisalo just 5:41 into the game. Del Zotto cut to the lead to two goals when he snapped in a shot from the slot late in the first, but the Lightning extended it again when a puck off the stick of McDonagh trickled under Merzlikins and across the line. Colton kept up the pressure for the Lightning on a rush early in the second period. A charging Roslovic scored for the Blue Jackets late in the second, but McDonagh answered 1:48 later with his second goal. Werenski and Domi got third-period goals but the Blue Jackets ran out of time. UP NEXT Lightning: Start a two-game series with Nashville on Saturday before heading home for a six-game stand. Blue Jackets: Open a two-game series with Chicago on Saturday before embarking on a six-game road trip ___ More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports ___ Follow Mitch Stacy at http://twitter.com/mitchstacy Mitch Stacy, The Associated Press