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Blueshirt Banter Apr 16, 2015

Rangers vs Penguins Moment: Brassard Pots One Early

Derick Brassard scored just 28 seconds into Game 1 to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead Rick Nash wastes no time testing Marc-Andre Fleury, and Derick Brassard is there to knock in the rebound, giving the Rangers the lead in Game 1.

Rangers-Pens Morning skate report: Nash feeling better after stomach flu; Klein skates on his own

A clean-shaven,  baby-faced Rick Nash was back on the ice this morning here at Madison Square Garden as the Rangers prepare for Game 1 of their first-round series against the Penguins. Nash, who missed the final two regular-season games with an undisclosed injury, practiced on Tuesday but missed Wednesday’s practice with the team reporting he had the flu. Turns out, No. 61 had a stomach flu or stomach bug or food poisoning. Whatever it was, it wasn’t good. “I’m good,  better,” Nash said after today’s morning skate.  “It was a rough couple of hours.  I feel good...

Nash expected to play in Game 1; Klein does not skate; Rangers wary of Penguins

As noted earlier, Rick Nash did not practice today as the Rangers reported the big left wing is dealing with flu symptoms. However, coach Alain Vigneault fully expects Nash to be in the lineup for Thursday’s Game 1 against the Penguins as the teams begin their first-round series. Nash returned to practice on Tuesday after missing the regular season’s final two games because of an undisclosed injury. “Yes,”  Vigneault said when asked whether Nash would be OK. “Last year, I said he was injured and you guys (the media) said I was resting him. Today, I’m saying he’s sick. You...

Nash misses practice with the flu

The Rangers are back out on the ice for today’s noon practice prior to Thursday’s Game 1 against the Penguins as their first-round series opens up at Madison Square Garden. But Rick Nash is not on the ice today and the Rangers reported he is out today with the flu. He had returned to practice on Tuesday - the Rangers’ first for the playoffs - after missing the final two games of the regular season with an undisclosed issue. As expected, defenseman Kevin Klein is also not practicing today so, as coach Alain Vigneault said on Tuesday, if he’s not practicing today, he’s not going...
Beaver County Times Apr 15, 2015
Penguins Preview: Analyzing Rick Nash

Penguins Preview: Analyzing Rick Nash

Not only can he get up and down the ice faster than most, but Rick Nash is an immoveable object when he gets in front of a goaltender.
New York Post Apr 14, 2015

Why Rick Nash is better equipped to handle playoff pressure in ’15

Let’s get right to it: From the moment on Thursday night when the Rangers begin their quest to win the Stanley Cup, nobody but nobody will be subject to harsher...

Rangers’ Nash in pursuit of playoff redemption

Here’s Josh, 26’s story from lohud.com: By Josh Thomson GREENBURGH – Facing a career crossroads after a postseason to forget, Rick Nash produced one of the best seasons of his career. His 42 goals this season were third-most in the NHL and twice as many as any other Ranger. Despite rebooting his game, the 30-year-old [...] The post Rangers’ Nash in pursuit of playoff redemption appeared first on Rangers Report.
Nash sweeps Rangers' team MVP and Players' Player awards

Nash sweeps Rangers' team MVP and Players' Player awards

Rick Nash has swept the Rangers’ 2014-15 team MVP and Players’ Player awards, and not just because of his 42 goals.

Nash, Staal, Zuccarello out tonight; Klein out until Game 1

None of the players pictured above will play tonight. The news from this morning is that Marc Staal and Rick Nash will join Mats Zuccarello and Kevin Klein on the sidelines for the Rangers’ home finale against Ottawa, which desperately needs the game. That should tick off the Islanders, who would clinch a playoff berth [...] The post Nash, Staal, Zuccarello out tonight; Klein out until Game 1 appeared first on Rangers Report.

Nash sweeps Team MVP/Players’ Player awards

Rick Nash, along with Marc Staal and Mats Zuccarello (body soreness), will be rested tonight when the Rangers host the Senators here at Madison Square Garden. None of those three were on the ice for today’s morning skate. It’s still a noteworthy day for Nash, who has a career high 42 goals, as he was named both the Rangers’  team MVP, as voted upon by the media, and the Players’  Player, as voted upon by his teammates (and, thus, more meaningful to the players). Here’s the Rangers’ release: “The New York Rangers announced that Rick Nash has been named the Rangers’ MVP...
Columbus Dispatch Apr 6, 2015

Blue Jackets notebook: Rick Nash, Derick Brassard click on line with Rangers

The New York Rangers have been guided offensively this season by left wing Rick Nash, who has a career-high 42 goals, and center Derick Brassard, who has set career marks with 41 assists and 59 points. So why have these two worked so well in New York — Mats Zuccarello is the right wing — when they never quite struck a chord during five seasons together in Columbus?
Blueshirt Banter Apr 4, 2015

Rangers vs. Devils Recap: Rangers Defeat Devils in 6-1 Rout at MSG

The New York Rangers destroyed the New Jersey Devils tonight, and came away with a huge 6-1 win at Madison Square Garden. The New York Rangers put on quite the performance tonight at Madison Square Garden, and destroyed the New Jersey Devils by a final score of 6-1. Right from the opening face-off, the Rangers went right after the Devils, and came away with three unanswered goals in the first period. Henrik Lundqvist also had a huge game tonight, and despite the lopsided score, he made a handful of beautiful saves to keep the game out of reach. Rick Nash got the party started tonight by...
Mile High Hockey Mar 26, 2015

Colorado Avalanche: News From Around the NHL March 26th, 2015

Sarah Jessica Parker gave a weird look to Tom Hanks at a Rangers game... and this is news? [SB Nation] ICYMI: A story about rookie Aaron Ekblad living with Willie Mitchell... and what happens when both fall ill. [Grantland] FBI is investigating online threats made against Islanders defenceman Nick Ledd. [The Globe and Mail] A New York restaurant is offering two drinks: The McDavid and The Eichel... with a twist. [Sportsnet] What's wrong with Rick Nash? [Blueshirt Banter] NHL motion to dismiss concussion lawsuit denied by federal judge. [CBC] Dear USA Hockey: What's The Deal With Women's...
Blueshirt Banter Mar 25, 2015

What Is Wrong With Rick Nash?

Rick Nash has struggled to produce points in the last month. What factors are contributing to that, and will things turn around for him? Rick Nash, who has had an unbelievable 2014-2015 campaign, is enduring a slump now. Understandably, it's brought up some voices of concern. Memories of last season inevitably surface, and the Rangers are going to have a tough time winning the Stanley Cup without their best forward (by a significant margin) contributing on offense. Thus, people might feel a bit jumpy. But instead of running around like a group of Chicken Littles, let's see what the reasons...
New York Post Mar 25, 2015

Rick Nash’s scoring slump brings back bad playoff memories

There still is home ice for which to play over the final 10 games of the season, if not the Presidents’ Trophy, for all the essentially worthless tinsel other than...

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