Nash is averaging 21:15 per game this season and is in the middle of a six-game point streak that started before he got injured.
In that time, Nash has three goals and six assists. He has four points, two goals and two assists, in the two games since he returned from injury. Nash also has 15 shots in the past two games.
John Tortorella has said that he is leaving Nash alone to just “play” and make his own calls when it comes to taking shots.
Since Nash has returned, Dave Maloney has been using the word “catalyst” to describe Nash the impact he has to have on the Rangers offense.
On Sunday, Maloney said that Nash can’t be the Rangers entire offense, “If the offense has to be Rick Nash, you will be Columbus. The offense has to revolve around Nash, he has to be the catalyst. The supporting cast is more than capable of supporting a catalyst. I think that is the difference in Nash in NY than in Columbus. Great players create space. He uses his space and he doesn’t need a lot of space to make things happen.”
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