Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 5/3/13
In Rick Nash's first playoff game as a Rangers and just the fifth of his career he fired 16 shots with eight of them making their way on goal, but, unfortunately for the player the Blueshirts signed to provide the offense they were lacking in last year's postseason, none of them found the back of the net. Nash has just one playoff goal in his career. Here's Nash on his performance (via Puck Daddy)... “I put pressure on myself every single night, and in the playoffs that ups even more. [I] gotta get the job done. Had a lot of chances tonight. Just couldn’t beat’em. Gotta be better.” Nash had just one shot on goal in 4:46 of power play ice time which included almost a minute of 5-on-3 action. ...while Nash was noticeable the entire night and 16 shots taken is nothing to sneeze at, he was brought in to help the Rangers win a Stanley Cup by scoring goals in the playoffs and if he's not doing that he's not getting the job done. ...having said that, I liked that Nash was going to the net and looking to shoot. So if he continues with that game plan, I'm more than confident pucks will start going in for him. He's too good for them not to. ...the Capitals showed in Game 1 that they want to be physical with Nash and while he's tough enough to take the punishment, I'd like to see some of the Rangers tougher players (I'm looking at you Asham) going after Ovechkin and Backstrom to let them know if you're going to take liberties with our top guys we're going to give it right back to you. This is where the Rangers really miss Clowe. He could play a role very similar to Washington's Brouwer, who was hitting everything that moved. Unfortunately, here's a sight we saw way too often last night from Nash... To watch at NHL.com, click here. Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.
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