When the Rangers play the Ducks tonight, Rick Nash will re-join Derick Brassard and Mats Zuccarello on the Rangers top line.
Alain Vigneault said that it's "sort of going back to the well" but that the Rangers need to get Nash going and he has had his best success with Brassard and Zuccarello. (Newsday)
Vigneault said that the Rangers don't have a lot of time to practice to help Nash get back into his groove so he wants to put him back with players he has had success with in the past. (NYR)
This season at 5 on 5, Nash has played 405:37 with Zuccarello and 355:29 with Brassard. When on the ice with Zuccarello the Rangers have 49.1% of the shot attempts, when he is on with Brassard the Rangers have 48.5% of the shot attempts. (Stats.HockeyAnalysis)
Last season at 5 on 5, Nash played 681:20 with Brassard and 602:53 with Zuccarello. When on the ice with Brassard the Rangers had 51.3% of the shot attempts, when on with Zuccarello the Rangers had 52.3% of the shot attempts. (Stats.HockeyAnalysis)