Stats: Rick Nash Last Night

In his first playoff game since 2009, Rick Nash played 23:04, had one hit and one blocked shot.

Nash also had eight shots on goal, five shots that were blocked and three shots that missed the net.

Seven of Nash’s eight shots on goal came in the second and third period.

via the Washington Post, Nash’s shot chart from last night:

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When asked about Nash, Brian Leetch said on MSG that Nash could play better and looked like he needed to get his legs under him. Leetch thinks that Nash will get better as the series goes along and as he works to get his legs under him.

Nash told Puck Daddy that he needs to be better in game two and start scoring with the chances he is getting.

Today, Nash told Dan Rosen that he felt good on the ice but since he couldn’t finish it doesn’t matter.