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Mar 6, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA;New York Rangers right wing Rick Nash (61) looks on against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Mar 6, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA;New York Rangers right wing Rick Nash (61) looks on against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

The Rangers have announced that they have traded Rick Nash to the Boston Bruins.

In exchange for Nash, the Bruins are sending the Rangers:

  • 1st round pick in 2018, defense prospect Ryan Lindgren, center Ryan Spooner, Matt Beleskey and a 7th round pick in 2019.

For more on Nash, trade rumors around him and more, click HERE.

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Jan 16, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Rick Nash (61) celebrates his goal during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports (Dennis Schneidler)
Jan 16, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Rick Nash (61) celebrates his goal during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports (Dennis Schneidler)

9:31PM: The Rangers announced the trade.

9:28AM: The Rangers are getting Ryan Spooner as part of the deal as well. (Kypreos, Dreger)

9:23PM: The trade call has finished and Nash is officially on the Boston Bruins. (John Shannon)

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Mar 6, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA;New York Rangers right wing Rick Nash (61) looks on against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Mar 6, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA;New York Rangers right wing Rick Nash (61) looks on against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

2/24/18 | 10:43PM: Bruins GM Don Sweeney said that he has nothing to report tonight. (McDonald)

9:45PM: Larry Brooks tweets that the Bruins have had interest in Nash and Ryan McDonagh for a few weeks.

9:28PM: On Hockey Night in Canada, Elliotte Friedman said that the Bruins "appear to be the leading candidate. They are definitely in. They will have to make other moves to clear salary but it looks like the Bruins as the number one contender for Nash."

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On TSN's Insider Trading:

  • Pierre LeBrun spoke about Ryan McDonagh and said, "what is interesting and it's what I would do if I was the New York Rangers, the top three teams in the Atlantic Division have shown varying degrees of interest in Ryan McDonagh. Tampa Bay, Boston, Toronto but there are two other teams two that have kept tabs with the Rangers on McDonagh. This is a hockey deal, not a rental deal, multi-asset, certainly when it comes to the Bruins, they are still in on McDonagh but the price has to go down, and I am sure the Rangers are saying that they have to bring their offer up."
  • LeBrun spoke about Michael Grabner and said, "it is unbelievable the action on Grabner, it reminds me so much of last year with Patrick Eaves. Why Grabner? Because of the cap hit. What I was told today was that just when the Rangers thought they had narrowed the list down for the bidding on Michael Grabner, other teams have come in in the last couple of hours, teams they have not heard from in the last week that have gotten in. The bidding is in on Grabner and you can understand why."
  • Darren Dreger spoke about Rick Nash and said, "you have to look at the market specific to Rick Nash and wonder if it's not being hampered by some of the other big players in play like Erik Karlsson or Ryan McDonagh. The ask on Rick Nash is a first round pick, an "A" prospect and a "B" prospect. Perhaps Jeff Gorton and the Rangers are willing to soften a bit there."
  • Pierre LeBrun said of Nash, "we believe all along that the Predators would be a player and believe that Poile had contact with the Rangers."
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Dec 5, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Rangers right wing Rick Nash (61) handles the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at PPG PAINTS Arena. New York won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)
Dec 5, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Rangers right wing Rick Nash (61) handles the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at PPG PAINTS Arena. New York won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)

Rick Nash and Michael Grabner will both be held out of tonight's game in Montreal. (Cyrgalis)

Both players are being held out for precautionary reasons as the Rangers continue trade talks. (LeBrun, Dreger)

They will be replaced in the lineup by Paul Carey and Vinni Lettieri, who was called up earlier today. (Cyrgalis)

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New York Rangers right wing Rick Nash (61) celebrates his goal with defenseman Marc Staal (18) and right wing Mats Zuccarello (36) during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at Madison Square Garden in New York.The Rangers won 4-2. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)
New York Rangers right wing Rick Nash (61) celebrates his goal with defenseman Marc Staal (18) and right wing Mats Zuccarello (36) during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at Madison Square Garden in New York.The Rangers won 4-2. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)

2/22/18 | 5:54PM: Darren Dreger spoke about Rick Nash and said, "you have to look at the market specific to Rick Nash and wonder if it's not being hampered by some of the other big players in play like Erik Karlsson or Ryan McDonagh. The ask on Rick Nash is a first round pick, an "A" prospect and a "B" prospect. Perhaps Jeff Gorton and the Rangers are willing to soften a bit there."(TSN)

9:50AM: "In Rick Nash, the Rangers want a first round pick and a prospect and they may want more than that, depends on the team." (TSN 1290)

2/20/18 | Pierre LeBrun said on TSN that there is a lot of interest in Rick Nash with less than a week to go before the deadline.

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Dec 5, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Rangers right wing Rick Nash (61) handles the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at PPG PAINTS Arena. New York won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)
Dec 5, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Rangers right wing Rick Nash (61) handles the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at PPG PAINTS Arena. New York won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)

2/14/18 | 12:10PM: Pierre LeBrun says that if he was Jeff Gorton, he would be "all over" Nashville in regards to a potential Rick Nash trade. He notes that the Preds are in "win-now" mode and looking for a top-six winger. (The Athletic)

He notes that the Rangers are willing to eat some of Nash's cap hit to get the best possible return. (The Athletic)

2/13/18 | 5:20PM: Elliotte Friedman reports that the Nashville Predators are reportedly "all in" on Rick Nash. (Sportsnet)

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Jan 16, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Rick Nash (61) celebrates his goal during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports (Dennis Schneidler)
Jan 16, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Rick Nash (61) celebrates his goal during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports (Dennis Schneidler)

2/12/18 | 6PM: The Leafs are on Rick Nash's list of approved teams, according to TSN.

2/10/18 | 7:44PM: Nash told Larry Brooks that he is open to "anything" regarding a possible trade, including amending his no-trade list. (NY Post)

Nash confirmed that the teams currently on his list are teams that he feels have the best chance of winning the Stanley Cup, and that includes teams in Canada. (NY Post)

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GEICO SportsNite: Rangers' win 00:00:39
Henrik Lundqvist and Alain Vigneault discuss the importance of making key plays both offensively and defensively to finish the game.

Rick Nash and Mika Zibanejad posted two third-period goals for the Rangers to defeat the Flames, 4-3, to snap their four-game losing streak. >> Box score


First period:

  • 7:53 NYR Kevin Hayes (Power Play); Assists: Tony DeAngelo, David Deshamais
  • 18:15 CAL Brett Kulak; Assists: Michael Ferland, Johnny Gaudreau

Second Period

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Apr 14, 2017; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; New York Rangers forward Rick Nash (61) skates during the warmup period before game two of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Bolte)
Apr 14, 2017; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; New York Rangers forward Rick Nash (61) skates during the warmup period before game two of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Bolte)

2/7/18 | 10:20PM: On NBCSN on Wednesday, Bob McKenzie spoke about Nash and said that the Rangers are getting a lot of calls on Nash, the price will be high and the Rangers are prepared to eat up to 50% of his cap hit to facilitate a trade to a team that might be near the cap.

He said that right now the Rangers are asking for a first round pick, a top prospect and a lesser player/pick/prospect.

12:04PM: Elliotte Friedman writes that Nash's list may not matter and that a team not on his list could ask for permission to try and convince him to accept a trade.(Sportsnet)

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6:30PM: Elliotte Friedman was on SiriusXM earlier today and said that he thinks Rick Nash will be traded from the Rangers by the deadline but that the "biggest question is if" he returns in the offseason.

Friedman adds, "The Rangers like him, obviously his son likes being in New York. I think the biggest question is going to be does he go back next season and I wouldn't be surprised if Grabner gets traded and the same thing happens there." (SiriusXM)

On who could go after Nash, Friedman said "I think Nashville will be in it. I think St. Louis will be in it. It all comes down to where he is willing to go. I think San Jose, if Joe Thornton is coming back, Joe Thornton and Rick Nash are tight. I think those are two guys that would love to play with each other. I think there are a lot of options there. Normally I would put Calgary there but they don't have a high pick. I think there's going to be a lot of interest in Nash, I think Nashville is a team that's really looking at things and it actually makes a lot of sense to me." (SiriusXM)

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6:30PM: Elliotte Friedman was on SiriusXM earlier today and said that he thinks Rick Nash will be traded from the Rangers by the deadline but that the "biggest question is if" he returns in the offseason.

Friedman adds, "The Rangers like him, obviously his son likes being in New York. I think the biggest question is going to be does he go back next season and I wouldn't be surprised if Grabner gets traded and the same thing happens there." (SiriusXM)

On who could go after Nash, Friedman said "I think Nashville will be in it. I think St. Louis will be in it. It all comes down to where he is willing to go. I think San Jose, if Joe Thornton is coming back, Joe Thornton and Rick Nash are tight. I think those are two guys that would love to play with each other. I think there are a lot of options there. Normally I would put Calgary there but they don't have a high pick. I think there's going to be a lot of interest in Nash, I think Nashville is a team that's really looking at things and it actually makes a lot of sense to me." (SiriusXM)

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Jan 16, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Rick Nash (61) celebrates his goal during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports (Dennis Schneidler)
Jan 16, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Rick Nash (61) celebrates his goal during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports (Dennis Schneidler)

6:03PM: Larry Brooks reports that the Rangers appear willing to assume up to 50% of both Ryan McDonagh's and Rick Nash's cap hits in potential trade deadline moves. (NY Post) 

He lists Nashville, Columbus, Dallas, St. Louis, San Jose and Pittsburgh as potential options for Nash. (NY Post) 

Brooks writes that in regards to McDonagh, the Rangers will eat the money to get a "commensurate return" for McDonagh. (NY Post) 

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5:10PM: McKenzie tweeted that the Rangers could "possibly" trade Nash and Grabner and will "dutifully listen on McDonagh and Zuccarello."

11:28AM: On TSN 690 in Montreal, Bob McKenzie said that the Rangers are exploring the "sell" options at the trade deadline.

McKenzie added that the Rangers have not "fully committed" to becoming sellers and that they haven't yet asked for Rick Nash's list of teams that he could be traded to.

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Larry Brooks wrote on Friday that the Rangers should be able to "cash in" on Rick Nash as they reportedly look to trade the pending UFA before the trade deadline. (NY Post)

Brooks writes that Nash is the "perfect fit" for a team looking to add forward and lists Dallas, St. Louis, San Jose and possibly Tampa Bay as good fits. (NY Post)

He notes that based on previous trades for rentals the Rangers should be able to get a "legit" young player and a first round pick as well as assume up to 50% of Nash's cap hit, which could increase the return. (NY Post)

There are conflicting reports about whether Nash has submitted his list of approved trade destinations. Darren Dreger said that Nash had not been asked yet for his list while Larry Brooks writes the list was submitted over the summer. (NY Post)

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Rick Nash scored twice, but Henrik Lundqvist allowed three first-period goals and was pulled to set the tone early as the Rangers fell to the Ducks, 6-3, on the road at the Honda Center on Tuesday night. >> Box score


First period:

  • 3:25 ANA J.T. Brown; unassisted
  • 11:09 NYR Rick Nash (Power Play); Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Pavel Buchnevich
  • 13:23 ANA Corey Perry (Power Play); Assists: Ryan Getzlaf, Cam Fowler
  • 15:14 NYR Rick Nash; Assists: Anthony DeAngelo, Mika Zibanejad
  • 16:21 ANA Andrew Cogliano; Assists: Josh Manson, Hampus Lindholm
  • 18:38 ANA Adam Henrique (Shorthanded); Assist: Ryan Getzlaf
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Dec 5, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Rangers right wing Rick Nash (61) handles the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at PPG PAINTS Arena. New York won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)
Dec 5, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Rangers right wing Rick Nash (61) handles the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at PPG PAINTS Arena. New York won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)

On TSN, Darren Dreger said the following about the Rangers and the trade deadline:

  • On Rick Nash and Michael Grabner, "these are two players that are expected to be highly sought after. The Rangers are leaning towards being open for business from a trade front perspective because of their recent slide but it's going to take a lot to acquire Rick Nash. He has yet to be asked for his 12 team trade list."
  • On Ryan McDonagh, "there has been a lot of speculation around the Rangers defenseman. It's more more likely that if he gets dealt it's during the summer on the draft floor but again, Jeff Gorton is at least willing to listen."

For more on the Rangers and potential trade deadline moves, click HERE, HERE and HERE.

 

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GEICO SportsNite: Nash on win 00:00:20
Rick Nash, who has scored four goals in the past two games, talks about trying to stay focused after the Rangers' win over the Sabres.

The Rangers beat the Sabres 4-3 in a back and forth game, led by Pavel Buchnevich and Rick Nash. << Box score

First period:

  • 1:24 NYR Rick Nash; Assist: Pavel Buchnevich
  • 18:41 BUF Kyle Okposo (PPG); Assists: Sam Reinhart, Jack Eichel

Second period:

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Jan 16, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Rick Nash (61) celebrates his goal during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports (Dennis Schneidler)
Jan 16, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Rick Nash (61) celebrates his goal during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports (Dennis Schneidler)

Rick Nash scored twice on Tuesday night ending a slump of 12 games without a goal.

He had 33 shots on goal in that stretch of 12 games without scoring.

Nash said after the game that he feels his game has been good but that he hasn't been able to put the puck in the net. (MSG)

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Jan 16, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Rick Nash (61) celebrates his goal during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports (Dennis Schneidler)
Jan 16, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Rick Nash (61) celebrates his goal during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports (Dennis Schneidler)

Rick Nash spoke on MSG after the game and said:

  • On his goal, "it was a good start but giving up the first goal takes the air out of the balloon. Personally, I feel that my game has been good, just haven't been able to put the puck in the net, tonight two go in."
  • On finally scoring, "it's only one game. It's not that big of a deal to me, it's what I am supposed to do. I will go back tomorrow, keep working on my game and try to come back even better against Buffalo."
  • On the win, "we forechecked with five guys, set up our neutral zone trap with five guys, defended with five guys. It makes such a difference when you are all on the same page and I thought we were tonight."
  • On winning puck battles, "any time you go into the corner you want to come away with the puck but the last few games it hasn't been that way. Something we focus on tonight and I think the guys did a great job.
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GEICO SportsNite: Rangers' win 00:00:41
On GEICO SportsNite, Rick Nash and Henrik Lundqvist discuss the Rangers' 5-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden.

Rick Nash snapped a 12-game goalless drought and added a second tally to help the Rangers end a three-game losing streak with a 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. >> Box score


First period:

  • 2:06 PHI Jordan Weal; Assists: Radko Gudas, Wayne Simmonds
  • 6:30 NYR Rick Nash; Assists: Pavel Buchnevich
  • 16:50 NYR J.T. Miller (PP); Assists: Ryan McDonagh, David Desharnais
  • 19:50 NYR Paul Carey (SH); Assists: Peter Holland

Second period:

  • 10:49 NYR Michael Grabner
  • 17:48 NYR Nash; Assists: Marc Staal

Third period:

  • NONE
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New York Rangers right wing Rick Nash (61) celebrates his goal with defenseman Marc Staal (18) and right wing Mats Zuccarello (36) during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at Madison Square Garden in New York.The Rangers won 4-2. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)
New York Rangers right wing Rick Nash (61) celebrates his goal with defenseman Marc Staal (18) and right wing Mats Zuccarello (36) during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at Madison Square Garden in New York.The Rangers won 4-2. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)

1/3/18 | During the first intermission of the Rangers/Blackhawks game on NBCSN, Darren Dreger spoke about Rick Nash's future and said:

"He is not scoring but he is playing well and that is recognized by the Rangers. Based on the fact that the Rangers are in the playoff picture, how do you deal Rick Nash away and get the return from a team interested in a rental property? Again, he is playing well, he loves New York, he wants to stay with the Rangers, they would like to re-sign him. The discussions on his future and extending him are likely to kick into gear in the next month or so. They haven't had any strong discussions at this point and he is also key in terms of the young players, an excellent role model for the young players coming into the organization."

For more reports on Nash's future, click HERE, HERE and HERE.

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Dec 5, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Rangers right wing Rick Nash (61) handles the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at PPG PAINTS Arena. New York won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)
Dec 5, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Rangers right wing Rick Nash (61) handles the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at PPG PAINTS Arena. New York won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)

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)

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Rick Nash secured the late lead for the Rangers as they beat the Kings, 4-2, at Madison Square Garden >> Read More


First period: 

  • 10:23 NYR Chris Kreider (Power Play); Assists: Kevin Shattenkirk, David Desharnais

Second period: 

  • 3:46 LA Marian Gaborik; Assists: Jussi Jokinen
  • 14:43 NYR Kevin Hayes; Assists: Ryan McDonagh, Michael Grabner

Third period:

  • 7:59 LA Torrey Mitchell; Assists: Marian Gaborik, Jussi Jokinen
  • 16:33 NYR Rick Nash; Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Jimmy Vesey
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The Blackhawks scored four unanswered goals -- including the first three of the first period -- to chase Henrik Lundqvist and end the Rangers' six-game winning streak, 6-3, on Wednesday night in Chicago.  >> Box score


First period:

  • 9:58 NYR Mika Zibanejad; Assists: Chris Kreider, Pavel Buchnevich

Second period:

  • 19:08 CHI Alex DeBrincat; Assists: Richard Panik, Duncan Keith

Third period:

  • 1:07 CHI Artem Anisimov; Assists: Patrick Kane, Nick Schmaltz
  • 1:53 CHI John Hayden; Assists: Cody Franson, Keith
  • 5:14 CHI Anisimov (PP); Assists: Franson, Schmaltz
  • 7:08 NYR Kevin Hayes; Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Rick Nash
  • 11:56 NYR Nash
  • 16:12 CHI Anisimov; Assists: Schmaltz, Panik
  • 18:30 CHI Jonathan Toews (ENG); Assists: Brent Seabrook
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Sep 25, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) carries the puck against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Sep 25, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) carries the puck against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

Rick Nash tells Larry Brooks that while he sometimes thinks about his future and being a pending UFA, that stuff isn't "weighing on him." (NY Post)

Nash reiterated that he wants to stay with the Ranger, saying "this is home," and that while contract issues are usually handled in the summer, he would be open to talk and possibly sign a new contract during the year "if both sides were happy with it." (NY Post)

He added that he understands the business side of things and that the Rangers will ultimately do what they feel is best for the organization, which might be trading him at the deadline. (NY Post)

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New York Rangers' Rick Nash celebrates his goal with Kevin Hayes (13) during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in New York. The Rangers won 4-2. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (AP)
New York Rangers' Rick Nash celebrates his goal with Kevin Hayes (13) during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in New York. The Rangers won 4-2. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (AP)

Rick Nash had two goals on Sunday and has four goals in the past four games.

Saturday was Nash's first multi-goal game of the season and has 8 points in the past 7 games.

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Sep 25, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) carries the puck against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Sep 25, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) carries the puck against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

Rick Nash met with the media on MSG following today's win over the Oilers and said:

  • On the first goal, "Kevin has a lot of patience, you just try to give the puck to playmakers and open up and try to get your shot through and it was a great pass by him."
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Rangers on 4-2 win over Bruins 00:00:36
Henrik Lundqvist and Jimmy Vesey break down the Rangers' 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.

Jimmy Vesey scored two goals 29 seconds apart to cap a three-goal first period as the Rangers defeated the Bruins, 4-2, for their fifth straight win on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. >> Box score


First period:

  • 9:53 NYR Pavel Buchnevich; Assists: Ryan McDonagh, Michael Grabner
  • 10:14 BOS David Pastrnak; Assists: Patrice Bergeron, Anders Bjork
  • 14:41 NYR Jimmy Vesey; Assists: Mika Zibanejad, Buchnevich
  • 15:10 NYR Vesey; Assists: Kevin Shattenkirk, David Desharnais

Second period:

  • N/A

Third period:

  • 6:44 BOS Bergeron; Assists: Torey Krug, Pastrnak
  • 19:52 NYR Rick Nash (ENG); Assists: McDonagh
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Nov 6, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) is honored by the Columbus Blue Jackets and the New York Rangers for playing in his 1000th NHL game before a game at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Nov 6, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) is honored by the Columbus Blue Jackets and the New York Rangers for playing in his 1000th NHL game before a game at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Prior to last night's game against Columbus, the Rangers honored Rick Nash for recently playing in his 1,000th career game in the NHL.

Nash was joined on the ice by his parents, wife and two children and was presented with gifts from the NHL, the Blue Jackets and the Rangers.

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GEICO SportsNite: Rangers win 00:00:24
Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault discusses the team's 5-3 comeback victory in the third period thanks to three total power-play goals.

The Rangers scored four goals in the third period en route to a 5-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday at Madison Square Garden. >> Box Score 


First period:

  • N/A

Second period:

  • 0:37 CBJ Artemi Panarin; Assists: Zach Werenski, Seth Jones
  • 4:24 CBJ Josh Anderson; Assist: Ryan Murray
  • 12:41 NYR Michael Grabner; Assists: J.T. Miller, Nick Holden

Third period:

  • 5:10 NYR Kevin Shattenkirk (power play); Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Mika Zibanejad
  • 8:01 CBJ Oliver Bjorkstrand; Assists: Brandon Dubinsky, Boone Jenner
  • 9:40 NYR Chris Kreider (power play); Assists: Pavel Buchnevich, Zibanejad
  • 11:27 NYR Buchnevich (power play); Assists: Zibanejad, Shattenkirk
  • 19:11 NYR Grabner (ENG)
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Nov 4, 2017; Sunrise, FL, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Nick Holden (55) and Florida Panthers center Jared McCann (90) battle for the puck in the second period at BB&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports (Robert Mayer)
Nov 4, 2017; Sunrise, FL, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Nick Holden (55) and Florida Panthers center Jared McCann (90) battle for the puck in the second period at BB&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports (Robert Mayer)

Kevin Shattenkirk scored his second goal of the night in overtime to give the Panthers a 5-4 win over the Panthers on Tuesday night at the BB&T Center. >> Box Score 


First Period

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Second Period

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Sep 25, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) carries the puck against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Sep 25, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) carries the puck against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

Alain Vigneault said earlier this week that Rick Nash is "leading the way" for the Rangers and doing what is expected.

Vigneault said that Nash was a "force" against the Penguins, "wants to lead" and "that is what we need from him."

On Friday, Vigneault said that Nash is a beast and representative of the whole team right now.

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Sep 25, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) carries the puck against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Sep 25, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) carries the puck against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

10/18/17 | 8:34PM: Bob McKenzie reiterates that Nash wants to stay a Ranger past this season, will need to take a pay cut and that there hasn't been much discussion about an extension. (NBCSN, Today's Slapshot)

McKenzie adds that if the Rangers continue to struggle then Nash will likely be traded before the deadline. (NBCSN, Today's Slapshot)

10/9/17 | 10:48AM: Nash said that it would be exciting to become a free agent for the first time but that he hopes that he gets to stay with the Rangers. (The Athletic)

Nash's agent Joe Resnick said that Nash isn't thinking about a contract right now. (The Athletic)

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Sep 25, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) celebrates his goal with teammate center Filip Chytil (72) and left wing Pavel Buchnevich (89) during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Sep 25, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) celebrates his goal with teammate center Filip Chytil (72) and left wing Pavel Buchnevich (89) during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

10/5/17 | 5PM: Earlier today, Vigneault spoke about Chytil and said, "I see a young man full of potential. Will he be able to continue to show us what he did in training camp? Time will tell and we will take it day by day. We are playing him with pretty good players to show us that he can play."

He added, "I looked at him skating around the ice today, I don't know if he knows that this is our first game. He was just smiling and having a great time and soaking it in. Kids sometimes don't know the pressure they are under and they just play, it seems how he was this morning. Probably didn't expect to be here in Game 1 but he's here and having a blast and hopefully he can come in and play well for us."

10/5/17 | 10:40AM: Zuccarello said that he is doing what he can to make Chytil comfortable and that both he and Nash talk with him and are going to do what they can to "make sure he has fun playing his game." (NY Post)

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Apr 14, 2017; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; New York Rangers forward Rick Nash (61) skates during the warmup period before game two of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Bolte)
Apr 14, 2017; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; New York Rangers forward Rick Nash (61) skates during the warmup period before game two of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Bolte)

Alain Vigneault said that Rick Nash is one of the Rangers "best two-way players" and someone who puts the success of the team ahead of his personal successes.

Vigneault was asked if Nash scoring 23 goals last season was enough for the Rangers and said that in addition to the 23 goals he scored he was one of the Rangers "most effective players" at both ends of the ice.

He added, "I do expect a lot from him, he is one of our veteran players, one of our strong voices in the room, a great example. I expect a lot of him at both ends of the rink and I know that is what we are going to get."

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New York Rangers forward Rick Nash against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. (Brace Hemmelgarn/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers forward Rick Nash against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. (Brace Hemmelgarn/USA TODAY Sports)

9/8/17 | Nash said on Friday that he always wants to have the "best year possible" and that he understands he is playing for another contract. (Newsday)

9/7/17 | Last season Rick Nash was projected by most outlets to finish in the range of 20-25 goals and 20-25 assists.

Nash finished last season with 23 goals and 18 assists and a points per game of .57, the lowest of his career since his rookie season.

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According to Aaron Portzline of The Athletic, there have not been any "substantive discussions" between the Rangers and Rick Nash about a contract extension.

Nash, 33, is in the final year of his contract with a cap hit $7.8 million and has told Portzline, as well as others, that he loves being with the Rangers, playing in New York and playing at MSG.

Portzline says that Nash wants to keep playing with the Rangers and that even if he doesn't re-sign with the Rangers, Nash should be able to command a long-term deal somewhere next summer. (The Athletic)

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Apr 14, 2017; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; New York Rangers forward Rick Nash (61) skates during the warmup period before game two of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Bolte)
Apr 14, 2017; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; New York Rangers forward Rick Nash (61) skates during the warmup period before game two of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Bolte)

2:58PM: Elliotte Friedman reports that Rick Nash reportedly suffered a knee injury in the Rangers Game 6 win over Montreal. 

Nash reportedly wanted to keep things quiet even after the season ended because he didn't want to use the injury as an excuse.

He was a minus one in Game 6 but had 3 shots on goal, 2 shot attempts blocked, 1 shot that missed the net, 1 hit and 1 giveaway. He played 5:11 in the first, 4:56 in the second and 6:59 in the third.

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New York Rangers forward Rick Nash against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. (Brace Hemmelgarn/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers forward Rick Nash against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. (Brace Hemmelgarn/USA TODAY Sports)

5/14/17 | Rick Nash said on breakup day that New York is his home, he loves being a Ranger and plans on being with the Rangers when training camp opens for next season. (SNY)

He said before the season that he needed to show that he belonged on the roster.

Larry Brooks writes that the Rangers aren't going to shop Rick Nash but will listen to a trade offer that made sense. (NY Post)

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GEICO SportsNite: Rangers on win 00:01:16
Mats Zuccarello, Henrik Lundqvist and Alain Vigneault discuss the Rangers' 4-1 win over the Senators.

The Rangers scored the game's first four goals and Henrik Lundqvist had 26 saves as the Rangers beat the Ottawa Senators, 4-1, on Tuesday night in game three of three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at Madison Square Garden.  >> Read more


First period:

  • 5:31 NYR Mats Zuccarello; Assists: Mika Zibanejad, Dan Girardi
  • 13:24 NYR Michael Grabner; Assists: Mats Zuccarello

Second period:

  • 12:21 NYR Rick Nash; Assists: Derek Stepan, Jimmy Vesey
  • 18:17 NYR Oscar Lindberg; Assists: J.T. Miller, Tanner Glass
  • 18:49 OTT Jean-Gabriel Pageau; Assists: Bobby Ryan, Cody Ceci

Third period: 

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Rick Nash has 13 points in his last 13 playoff games, including the game winner in Game 3, and Larry Brooks writes that the narrative about Nash in the playoffs is a thing of the past. (NY Post)

A smiling Nash told Brooks "let's keep it that way." (NY Post)

Nash said that he looks at each year in the playoffs as a clean slate and said that his focus is on helping the team win, which means "scoring goals." (NY Post)

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The NY Post has a picture of Rick Nash on it's back cover today after he scored the game winning goal last night against Montreal.

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With the Rangers win in Game 4 they added another Game Puck and another piece to their Stanley Cup picture puzzle.

Rick Nash was also awarded the Broadway Hat.

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Apr 14, 2017; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; New York Rangers forward Rick Nash (61) skates during the warmup period before game two of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Bolte)
Apr 14, 2017; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; New York Rangers forward Rick Nash (61) skates during the warmup period before game two of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Bolte)

In game one against Montreal, Rick Nash had 3 shots on goal, 3 shot attempts blocked, 1 giveaway, 1 blocked shot and played 14:26.

After game one Nash said that he needed to generate more scoring chances

In game two, Nash scored a goal, had 6 shots on goal, 1 shot attempt blocked, 1 shot that missed the net, 1 hit, 2 takeaways and a minus one rating.

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GIECO SportsNite: Rangers 00:00:51
Rick Nash and Derek Stepan talk about preparing themselves as the Rangers head into a first round playoff matchup against the Canadiens.
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New York Rangers forward Rick Nash against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. (Brace Hemmelgarn/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers forward Rick Nash against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. (Brace Hemmelgarn/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Rangers face the San Jose Sharks on the road Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. ET at SAP Center at San Jose.

According to STATS:

  • The Rangers fell for the fifth time in their last seven games following Sunday's 6-3 loss at the Ducks. It was the sixth time this season New York has allowed six goals or more, its most such games since 2009-10 (six).
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Mar 22, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Rick Nash (61) shoots and scores a goal in front of New York Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey (14) during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports (Adam Hunger)
Mar 22, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Rick Nash (61) shoots and scores a goal in front of New York Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey (14) during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports (Adam Hunger)

Rick Nash has goals in consecutive games for the first time since before the Christmas break.

He has 2 goals and 5 shots in the past two games after going 9 games without a goal.

Nash said after his goal in New Jersey and after his goal against the Islanders that he is "here" & "paid" to score goals. (NY Post)

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Nov 6, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) skates during the third period against the Winnipeg Jets at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)
Nov 6, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) skates during the third period against the Winnipeg Jets at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)

Rick Nash has not scored in the four games since he returned from injury and hasn't scored in 9 games overall, dating back to 2/26 against Columbus.

Nash has put 44 shots on goal during his nine-game scoreless streak and has a shooting percentage of 2.3% during that stretch.

In 60 games last season Nash had 15 goals and 21 assists, with a shooting percentage of 8.2% in 16:56 per game.

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Dec 15, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; New York Rangers right wing Rick Nash (61) skates against the Dallas Stars during the game at the American Airlines Center. Nash scores game winning goal. The Rangers shut out the Stars 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports (Jerome Miron)
Dec 15, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; New York Rangers right wing Rick Nash (61) skates against the Dallas Stars during the game at the American Airlines Center. Nash scores game winning goal. The Rangers shut out the Stars 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports (Jerome Miron)

Rick Nash spoke with John Giannone on MSG after the Rangers loss to Florida and said:

  • "It seems like we play in straight lines on the road, pucks deep and at home we try to make the cute plays and not get as many shots on net. We are trying to bring that road game home."
  • Do you realize it's happening, "yea, I think that, you are down there and hear us on the bench and we are trying to play in straight lines, trying to get shots through and when it's 7-8 shots on net in the second it's obviously not good enough. Trying to simplify our game at home, not try and make so many cute plays. That is what we do on the road and why we have success."
  • On battle level in the second, "they took it to us after the first 10 minutes of the game, they trapped us in our zone. Their D came down low on the wingers, we weren't able to make plays to get the puck out of the zone, we struggled a bit until we started to play a chip and chase game."
  • On getting one point, "we didn't play our best but we got a point, with a chance for two. It's a quick turnaround, short-term memory and we have a game tomorrow against one of the best teams in the league."
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