12/17/14 | 5:02PM: Alain Vigneault said on Thursday that Nash prepared himself well over the summer and was prepared to deal with the scrutiny and attention that was to be placed on him this year. (NYR)
12/17/14 | 6:39PM: With his play this season, Rick Nash has inserted himself into the conversation for the Hart Trophy. (NY Post)
Nash is currently on a career high 11 game point streak and has had at least one point in 14 of the Rangers 15 wins this season. The one game where Nash didn’t record a point was the game where Nash scored the winner in the shootout. (Ranger Game Notes)
Marc Staal said that Nash has the chance to do something special every time he has the puck and that the way he is playing has taken the pressure off of everyone else. (NY Post) To read more of this story, click here
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Rick Nash has six goals and six assists during his career high 10 game point streak.
Nash has six goals, four primary assists and two secondary assists during this stretch with 1 goal and 1 assist on the PP and 1 goal shorthanded.
This season, Nash has 18 goals (second in the NHL) and 31 points (9th in the NHL) and is averaging the least amount of ice time of any of the top 10 scorers in the NHL.
Nash has points in 23 of 28 games this season and is the fifth Ranger since 1991-92 to get at least one point in 23 of the team’s first 28 games:
- Mark Messier had points in 24 of 28 in 1991-92 (finished with 107 points)
- Jaromir Jagr had points in 23 of 28 in 2005-06 (finished with 123 points)
- Brendan Shanahan had points in 23 of 28 in 2006-07 (finished with 62 points in 67 games)
- Marian Gaborik had points in 23 of 28 in 2009-10 (finished with 86 points in 76 games)
He is projected to score 52 goals and 38 assists (90 points) this season.
With the way that Rick Nash is playing he will be heading to the All-Star game and the league should appoint him one of the team captains for the game taking place in Columbus on January 25th. (NY Post)
Nash said that he would embrace the role of returning to Columbus as the “anti-hero,” as Larry Brooks called it, in the game and it’s something he thinks he would have fun with. (NY Post)
Nash said that he was recently talking with his family about their plans for All-Star weekend and sees the situation as a win-win. If he is picked for the game he would get to “go home and play” in Columbus or if he isn’t picked he will spend that time at a beach. (NY Post)
He added that just once in his career has there been a time where he wasn’t part of a mid-season event such as the All-Star game, young stars game or the Olympics. (NY Post)
Nash is a five-time All-Star, playing in 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011.
As of Tuesday, Nash has received 88,527 votes for the All-Star game which puts him as the 15th forward bidding for automatic entry into the game.
Rick Nash ranks second in the NHL with 16 goals and leads the NHL in games with a goal this season at 14.
Nash became the fourth Ranger to score at least 14 goals in his first 22 games, along with (Rangers Game Notes):
- Brendan Shanahan: 15 in 22 in 2006-07 (Finished with 29 in 67 games)
- Adam Graves: 14 in 22 1993-94 (Finished with 52 goals in 84 games)
- Vic Hadfield: 14 in 22 games in 1971-72 (Finished with 50 goals in 78 games)
Nash is currently on pace for 54 goals and 34 assists, which would tie Jaromir Jagr’s Franchise record for a single season.
He has a six game point streak with four goals and three assists.
Nash 12 goals at even strength, 2 on the PP and 2 shorthanded. He has 4 first period goals, 2 second period goals and 10 third period goals.
5 of Nash’s goals have given the Rangers the lead.
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Rick Nash currently has 14 goals and 7 assists in 20 games and is on pace for a 57 goal, 28 assist season.
Nash’s set his career high in goals as a 19-year-old with 41 and has only come close to breaking that record one time since – his 2008-09 season with 40.
He currently is at a pace of .70 goals per game, significantly higher than his current career high goals per game of .57 from 2005-06.
His career average goals per game is .44.
On being a 50 goal pace, Nash said last week “I always find my game streaky, I’m either scoring or I am not. It would obviously be awesome to be able to do that. It’s more fun if you aren’t scoring and the team is winning. At my age, I am more worried about winning than individual statistics. (NYR)
On Nash, Joe Micheletti said recently “he has been the best player. It’s hard to find games where Nash hasn’t stood out. He does so many things and it’s a consistent effort game after game.”