Rick Nash has 9 goals and 8 assists in 32 games this season to go along with a minus one rating, a shooting percentage of 8.8% and an average ice time of 16:55 per game.
Nash had 5 shots on goal last night including the game winner in the third period.
Nash said that on his chances earlier in the game he had tried to go glove side but Quick stopped the puck and that he changed things up in the third and went low blocker. (MSG)
Henrik Lundqvist said that it was "great" to see how Nash battled through after his chances in the first and then getting the "big one in the end." (MSG)
Alain Vigneault said that Nash scored at the "right time" on Friday and came up "real big" for the Rangers. (MSG)
Vigneault added that even when Nash isn't scoring he is playing a strong 200ft game. (MSG)
Nash had 1 point (goal) in the first 10 games of the season, had 6 goals and 4 assists in the 10 games that followed but only has 2 goal and 4 assists in the last 12 games.
Nash had 39 shots on goal in the first 10 games, 31 in the second 10 and 32 in the last 12.
Adam Rotter: Nash, before last night, was having one of those times right now where he is maybe the Rangers best, or at least most noticeable forward, but isn't producing offensively. At some point you expect Nash to get hot again, maybe last night was the start, and ultimately finish the year with more than 20 goals and hopefully a floor of at least 40-45 points. He's getting chances at a rate that could lead to 30 goals, but 20-25 seems more realistic until Nash is consistently putting the puck in the net.