Recap: Rick Nash on MSG

Rick NashRick Nash joined Sam Rosen on MSG during the Rangers pre game show (MSG):

  • On an exciting time, “it’s very exciting and nothing you can relate it to unless you have been through the whole situation.”
  • Baby and Mom doing well, “everyone is great.”
  • On the name McLaren, “it’s my middle name, my Grandpa’s middle name, it was his dad’s middle name and goes on and on. I decided to make it his first name.”

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Note: Rick Nash not on the ice in the third period (UPDATE: With wife)

Rick Nash10/13/14 | 1:51PM: Nash and his wife Jessica have had a baby boy. (Brooks)

10/12/14 | 10:29PM: Alain Vigneault said on MSG, “this morning when he left he told me his wife had said that the water broke. When they got to the hospital it had not but then in the second period she called back and I guess at that time it had.”

9:26PM: the Rangers have confirmed that Nash has left to be with his wife. (MSG)

9:22PM: Rick Nash is not with the Rangers for the third period and it’s believed that he has left to be with his wife who is due to give birth at any moment. (MSG)

Alain Vigneault said earlier today that Nash was a game time decision because his wife’s water had broken.

Nash scored his fourth goal of the season in the first period and played 11:40, had one shot on goal, one shot that was blocked, 2 hits, 1 giveaway and was 2 and 2 on faceoffs.

Read: Rick Nash’s game last night

NashRick Nash had two goals and a primary assist last night for the Rangers to go along with 14:38 of ice time, 4 shots on goal and three shot attempts that were blocked.

Nash said that he doesn’t think anything about his game is different from last year other than last year his shots probably don’t go in. He added, “but last year is last year.” (MSG)

Nash added that scoring is great but he knows how quickly things can turn the other way and you can go from being the hero to the one that people pile on. (MSG)

Asked about Nash, Dan Girardi said “he has been a beast from day one, even before camp, we saw something different from him. The look in his eye, the way he is practicing and playing is not something that we have seen yet.”

Alain Vigneault and Henrik Lundqvist both said Nash had a “huge” game and Lundqvist added that it was “great to see.”

Ryan McDonagh and Mats Zuccarello both said that Nash has been playing well since Camp started and McDonagh said that his game last night was “awesome.”


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Read: Rick Nash looks different in camp

Rick Nash1On the MSG training camp show, Dave Maloney said that Rick Nash changed his training approach a bit this summer.

Dave added, “I do think he looks differently, looks quicker and for me, if he is skating in a straight line heading to the net he will be a good player.”

Asked how he felt by John Giannone, Nash said “I feel good and I focus in it every summer. This summer was short and there wasn’t a lot of time to relax and get out of shape.”

He added that the drought he went through in the playoffs has inspired him to work harder and turn things around.

Nash also said that shooting against Henrik Lundqvist everyday is “huge.”

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Read/Stats: Rick Nash’s game on Friday

Rick Nash5:25PM: Alain Vigneault said of Nash today, “it’s what we are looking for as far as veteran leadership. Rick, at every practice, has been focused and paying attention, paying attention to details on the ice. Working extremely hard, this camp compared to last year, it’s night and day.”

9/28/14 | 9:39AM: On Friday in Chicago, Rick Nash played 16:16, had a primary assist, 5 shots on goal and 1 shot attempt blocked.

Nash set up Anthony Duclair’s goal on what Alain Vigneault called a “great pass.”

Asked about how he felt, Nash said that he felt “really good” and that he and his line had 3-4 chances that should have been goals, “but that will come.” (MSG)

Nash has said that he has come to camp in really good shape.