Read: Why Rick Nash Fought On Thursday (Update)

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5:31PM: Derek Dorsett told the Rangers website, “Anytime your superstar or your top player drops the glove, the message is loud and clear. It shows what kind of guy he is, that he wants to do whatever he can to win. I’ve seen Nasher do it before and that is the type of guy he is.”

1:01PM: In the NY Post, Larry Brooks spoke with Rick Nash about his late third period fight against the Coyotes on Thursday night.

Nash fought Martin Hanzal because he wanted to stand up for Derek Stepan after Hanzal put a big hit on Stepan in front of the Phoenix bench.

He said that it didn’t matter if the hit was clean or not but fighting is part of the game and Stepan is a key guy and a big part of the Rangers puzzle.

For more on Nash’s fight, CLICK HERE.