Read: Rick Nash Has A Certain Pair of Hands

Rick Nash scored his second goal of the season last night, the game winner, in the Rangers win over Tampa Bay.

In the NY Post, Brett Cyrgalis writes of the play “Last night in the Tampa Bay Times Forum, Nash took on the Lightning’s best defenseman, Victor Hedman, and made a power move around him that was world-class in its grace and momentum-setting in its assertiveness.”

Following the game, on Hockey Night Live, John Tortorella said, “I’ve seen him, when hes played for Columbus do that. He is a big time player. He has been in our offense the whole time he has been here. It’s nice for him to score a goal. You could sense he was getting frustrated. It’s a big time goal at a very important time for us.”

Ron Duguay said on Hockey Night Live that Nash has “Mario Lemieux” type of hands.

Tortorella has called him “the real thing” and “the full package”

Wayne Gretzky praised Nash earlier in the week.

While playing in Davos during the lockout, Nash’s coach called him the Lionel Messi of hockey.