Derek Stepan

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Derek Stepan said on Saturday that right now it seems like his line with Marty St. Louis and Rick Nash can’t buy a goal but said that he feels encouraged by the looks they have been getting recently. (NY Post)

Nash has not scored in the playoffs but has 11 shots on goal in the last three games. After putting up four assists in the first three games, Nash is scoreless in the last five games.

St. Louis had goals in games two and three but only has one assist in the last five games. St. Louis has seven shots on goal in the last three games.

Stepan had goals in game one and three but only has one assist in the last five games. Stepan has 11 shots on goal in the last three games.

Nash said on Sunday that being close at this time of the year doesn’t matter and his line needs to start finishing their opportunities. (Katie Strang)

Alain Vigneault said on Sunday morning, “that line is extremely hard working, they prepare well and usually are matched up against the other teams top line and d pair and it’s a challenge. They are trying to play to their strengths, they have a big power forward, they have a smart player and a smart center and they are getting some good looks, some real good looks and they just need to continue what they are doing.”




2 comments
jenkins
jenkins

I think Stepan is hurt and it is affecting his play. St. Louis is going to have sore ribs after that cheap shot at the end of the first. I hope Nash meant to retaliate because he did perfectly.

Gary Wien
Gary Wien

@jenkins pretty sure he meant to retaliate... he was clearly sticking up for his teammate