Gaborik, who led the Wild with 42 regular-season goals, didn't score a goal during the first-round series. He had an assist on the Wild's goal in Game 6 — his first point of the series — but otherwise was a nonfactor on the offensive score sheet.As Jibblescribbets points out, Foote made the Rod Langway Award look good in this one.
Much of that can be attributed to Sauer and partner Adam Foote. In Game 6, Sauer and Foote matched up against Gaborik and his line on 31 of 34 shifts. Gaborik had six shots in nearly 20 minutes of ice time.
(And note that Kurt Sauer was high up in those rankings as well, despite the fact these two didn't play together until late in the year.)