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Gaborik, Phaneuf each score in first game for new teams

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Video: BUF@OTT: Gaborik deflects Karlsson's shot past Lehner

Marian Gaborik and Dion Phaneuf, each part of a four-player trade between Los Angeles Kings and Ottawa Senators on Tuesday, each scored in their first game for their new teams on Thursday.

Gaborik, now with the Senators, scored on a beautiful deflection of an Erik Karlsson rocket from the point. The puck sailed perfectly over Buffalo Sabres goalie Robin Lehner's blocker.

Phaneuf, dealt to the Kings along with Nate Thompson for Gaborik and Nick Shore, is already on the same page as new teammate Adrian Kempe as he broke for the net at the perfect time and converted a pretty pass through the five-hole of Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray.

Video: LAK@PIT: Phaneuf pots PPG in Kings debut

The best trades are the ones that work out for both teams.

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