Being New York sports fans we're very familiar with the "Mr. October" and "Mr. November" nicknames, but if Rick Nash continues his late game heroics we're going to have to add "Mr. Third Period" to the list as all eight of his goals this season have come in the final frame. Including last night's game tying goal on Long Island...
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Here's Torts of Nash's clutch late game scoring...
"The great part about Nash right now is that the third period is his best period. That's a good sign for conditioning. He's been a huge part of our club. And as advertised, he's been a game breaker for us. And hopefully it'll continue."
...Nash has showcased his one-on-one ability all season, but it was encouraging to see him go to the front of the net without the puck and score a dirty goal. Can't always be Showtime out there, so it's nice to know his game is multi-faceted.
...man, he's fun to watch. In my lifetime, the Rangers have never had a player of this skill level in the absolute prime of his career. It's going to be an absolute privilege cheering this guy on for the next five years.
Ya know, if he would score more in the 1st and 2nd periods the Rangers wouldn't need him to bail them out in the 3rd.
Maybe I am way off- but he reminds me of a young Pavel Bure with his strength on the puck...he is so hard to fight off the puck when hes going for the goal, not to mention how smooth he looks on the ice.
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@kicker75 I love him, but please if you like hockey watch Datyuk's highlight tape. There is no one better one on one in the world.
Always loved this guy in Columbus and always used to wish the Rangers would get him. Never thought they would in a million years.
It seems like only 2 weeks ago that we were complaining that he wasn't scoring...oh wait...that was 2 weeks!!! This guy is amazing. Also Stepan is showing off some stuff I haven't seen from him yet!
Obviously, I'll take it in the third period, but here's hoping for a more complete game out of Nash and Gaborik tonight - especially Gaborik!
Hopefully we can build on some of the good things that have been happening, and take a little momentum from last night's effort and fight for another two points tonight.
You hit the nail on the head Kevin, Nash has the most raw skill out of any player I've seen play on the Rangers. Jagr comes to mind, but he was no where near his prime when he was with us. I've never seen someone with the ability to consistently, each and every game, split 3-4 defenders, drive to the net, and get a scoring chance. It's unbelievable, and it's awesome.
On a side note, don't want to jinx it, but guess what team has scored power play goals in 4 consecutive games......