Most New York Rangers fans can remember Rick Nash’s 2014 playoff struggles as if they were yesterday. In fact they could have been yesterday, except now it’s the 2015 playoffs and things are supposed to be different. Except they aren’t. Rangers winger Rick Nash looked to put an abysmal 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs behind him with a stellar regular season complete with 42 goals, a new career high. Unfortunately the 2015 playoffs haven’t been any better than the 2014 version as Nash has only notched one goal in eight playoff games.
Nash discussed his frustrations with the New York Daily News:
“A bounce would be nice,” Nash said. “The ones that were going in early in the season aren’t there. Especially when your goalie gives you a chance to win, I definitely look at myself, and it’s frustrating.”
The good news for Nash and the Rangers is that they are only down one game to the Washington Capitals, 2-1, giving the Rangers plenty of time to bounce back and Nash a hope at finding some goal scoring magic in this postseason.