Read: Another chance for Rick Nash to make a difference

Rick NashRick Nash enters the Eastern Conference finals with 0 goals, 5 assists, 52 shots on goal, 21 hits and 12 blocked shots in 14 games.

Nash last scored on April 10th against Buffalo and before that on March 30th when he had two goals against Edmonton.

Jamie McLennan said Thursday on Leafs Lunch, “If this guy wakes up I don’t think Montreal has an answer for him. He has another life, another chance to redeem himself. The Rangers have had success in spite of Rick Nash doing anything.”

Nash said yesterday (Rangers):

  • On his game, “it’s trying every night to put the puck in the back of the net but it’s a bigger than my struggles, its’ about a team trying to win a championship and if I can help defensively right now I will do everything that I can to help win games.
  • “I’m trying out there to make plays and hold onto pucks and as I am not scoring, I need to keep doing that. Sometimes they go in and sometimes they don’t.”
  • “The team success is the main thing, the team picture is so much bigger than my struggle, if me scoring can help it’s great, it’s been frustrating and I have been through all the stages.”
  • Are you do, “overdue…definitely would say overdue.”

Alain Vigneault said yesterday that the Rangers need Nash to produce but he is playing well in other areas of the ice as well as leading them in scoring chances in the playoffs.

Chris Kreider said that Nash is the most skilled player he has ever played with and works so hard on the ice. He thinks that people should appreciate Nash’s work ethic more, ‘he’s a tireless worker, and that he has worked to get every skill he has. (NY Post)



I am not going to ride him. He's shooting the puck, he's being physical, he's doing everything right, the shots just aren't getting through.