Nash told Pierre McGuire that his time so far with the Rangers has been “unbelievable” and everything that he wanted.
McGuire asked him about the playoffs and Nash said that he expects them to be a lot of fun.
Nash told reporters after the game that as an athlete you want to play in meaningful games and that he wanted to come to the Rangers for these kinds of moments.
“It’s what I signed up. There isn’t a bigger stage. Great athletes love the pressure. When the pressure is on some guys produce at a better rate.”
He added that while he doesn’t have much playoff experience, he will find out what it takes to play in the playoffs fast.
Puck Daddy listed Nash as one of the players under the most pressure in this year’s playoffs.
John Tortorella said on Monday that he isn’t going to say anything to Nash about being in the playoffs and that Nash is a “pro” with no maintenance and just a love for playing hockey.
Adam Rotter: I’m not worried about Nash in the playoffs. He has stepped up in big situations this season and was an absolute force for Team Canada at the 2010 Olympics. He came to NY wanting to be in the playoffs, wanting to play for a contender. He isn’t going to shy away from expectations. As he said, he knew what he was walking into when he wanted to come to the Rangers.