Rick Nash disappointed with lack of post-season goals

New York Rangers forward Rick Nash (Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports)

New York Rangers forward Rick Nash (Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports)

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:16 PM ET

Rick Nash can commiserate with Sidney Crosby.

The New York Rangers star wishes that was anything but true.

Nash has opened the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs with no goals in eight games, and in 24 career post-season matches, has a measly two goals.

It’s an odd statistic for someone who has scored more than 30 goals in seven of his 11 seasons in the National Hockey League.

The laid-back native of Brampton, Ont., nodded when he was asked on Sunday about putting pressure on himself to be more productive.

“For sure,” Nash said after the Rangers’ morning skate at the Consol Energy Center.

“It’s disappointing that I can’t help the team win. If you are not scoring goals, you help in other ways. But it is definitely frustrating not being able to score.”

Does it help that he and linemates Derek Stepan and Martin St. Louis came close a few times in a Game 1 victory against the Pittsburgh Penguins?

“At this time of year, close doesn’t really matter,”


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