Read: Needing Rick Nash To Be Rick Nash

Rick Nash had a goal and two assists last night ending a streak of three games in which he was scoreless and a minus three.

Nash only had one shot last night, he had 10 total in the previous two games, but had the game winner on the power play in the first period.

John Tortorella was asked about Nash last night and said on MSG that he has played well all year, “does everything” and needs to be involved, and usually is, when the team needs two or three goals to win a game.

In the NY Post, Larry Brooks writes that the while Nash has been the least of the Rangers problems this season, he needs to carry the Rangers night in and night out.

Nash told Brooks that he puts a lot of pressure on himself to perform but says that there are no excuses for not playing well, “you have to be at your best every night.”