4:18PM: Nash says that he is a streaky player and is just looking for consistency in his offensive game and trying to help the team in other areas when he can’t get that going. (Daily News)
He says that anytime you are off the ice for an extended period of time, like he was, it takes time to get your game back but he feels that his is coming and that he has had good stretches. He says that most of all it is a consistency issue and that he knows there are games where he needs to be better. (Daily News)
12/20/13: 11:51AM: Alain Vigneault thinks that Nash is “real close” to getting his production going. (Katie Strang)
He will skate tonight with Derek Stepan and Mats Zuccarello.
12/19/13: 11:15AM: Rick Nash has played over 20 minutes in the last four games and has one goal and one assist during the stretch.
He has had 12 shots on goal in the four games, one game with ZERO and has been a minus two.
Nash only has 2 goals in 8 December games and only 3 points in December after putting up 6 points (4 goals and 2 assists) in 7 November games.
Alain Vigneault said after the Rangers lost last night that Nash is working hard to produce, trying to get to the tough areas and that it is only a matter of time before Nash starts producing.
Nash has also missed on both shootout attempts he has taken in the last four games.
The Rangers, according to Extra Skater, have had more than 50% of the even strength shot attempts when Nash is on the ice in 6 of the last 10 games.
On the season, via Extra Skater, Nash is starting 43.2% of his even strength shifts in the offensive zone.