NEW YORK - Marian Gaborik again sparked the Rangers' offence with two goals and two assists, but this time he had lots of long-awaited help in New York's 7-4 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night.
After Columbus took a 2-0 lead in the first period, Gaborik got the Rangers going on their way to matching their biggest offensive output of the season following coach John Tortorella's timeout. The often-fiery Tortorella seemed to deliver a positive message during the break.
Whatever he said, it surely worked.
New York scored three times in the first to take the lead and then added four goals in the second against Blue Jackets starting goalie Steve Mason and beleaguered backup Mathieu Garon.