Stats: Rick Nash Through Two Games

NashFor the second straight game, Rick Nash was held without a point and played exactly 23:04.

Nash had three shots on goal, three shots blocked and two shots that missed the net.

Nash also beat Braden Holtby but hit the post in the third period. That play drew a power play for the Rangers.

In game one, Nash had eight shots on goal, five shots that were blocked and three that missed the net.

On MSG yesterday, Brian Leetch said that he, Al Trautwig and Ron Duguay all thought Nash was going to make the ultimate difference in the game because of the chances he was getting.

Ron Duguay said that it’s not a matter of questioning Nash’s will, “he wants to compete, he wants to score that goal.”

Leetch added that Nash wants to be the difference and John Tortorella keeps putting him on the ice so he has a chance to be.

Leetch said that Nash is having to adjust to being checked much tighter than he was in the regular season.

During his in-game interview with Pierre McGuire, John Tortorella said that Nash was getting chances and it seemed like it was only a matter of time before he got going.