There hardly was a doubt during the regular season who was the best offensive player on the Rangers, but for most of their opening-round playoff series with the Senators, winger Marian Gaborik has been conspicuously absent.

"We have to do more," Gaborik said before Saturday night's 2-0 loss in Game 5, which gave the Senators a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. "Myself and everybody else."

Going into the game, the top-seeded Rangers — with expectations far beyond the opening round — desperately needed production from Gaborik, but he couldn't get untracked again.

He played a hard game, but it was another one where he was blanked on the scoresheet, finishing with two shots, three missed shots and a hit in 20:07 of ice time.