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Rick Nash is continuing his fine defensive play as he is playing against the Flyers top line in the playoffs.

Nash, Derek Stepan and Martin St. Louis are facing the Flyers top unit of Claude Giroux, Scott Hartnell and Jakub Voracek for the most part and the line is shutting them down. Nash got a great taste of defensive play in the Olympics where he was a bottom six forward for Canada and his play is continuing into the playoffs. He had an assist in Game 1 and a team-leading seven shots on goal.

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Rick Nash has a chip on his shoulder after recording just one goal and five points in 12 games during the Rangers 2013 postseason run.

"Yeah, for sure," Nash said. "I think everyone should have a chip on their shoulders to perform and in order to get the job done. Last year finished off not the way we wanted it to so I think it's important to go into the playoffs with that chip on our shoulder." Nash added that winning the gold medal with Team Canada in the 2014 Winter Games has made him as hungry as ever to win the Cup. The Rangers aren't a favorite to win it all this season, but they certainly have the talent to pull it off. They will start their series against Philadelphia on Thursday.

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Rick Nash scored the game-winning goal in the third period to lift the Rangers to a 2-1 win over Buffalo Thursday night.

The goal is the 26th of the year for the talented winger, but the fact he has recorded only 13 assists has been a serious drag on his fantasy value. Benoit Pouliot also found the back of the net for New York in the win.

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Rick Nash and Mats Zuccarello each scored two goals and Derek Stepan added three assists for the New York Rangers in a 5-0 win against the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place on Sunday night.

Derick Brassard also scored for the Rangers and rookie goaltender Cam Talbot made 26 saves for his third shutout of the season. Nash now has 25 goals. Zuccarello, 17. Both players notched shorthanded goals in this one. Stepan now has 38 assists.

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Rick Nash had no points in his return to Columbus, but he did end up with nine penalty minutes.

Nash got two minutes for roughing after shoving Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky late in the second period. Nash took issue with Bobrovsky whacking him and knocking his stick away when he went to pick it up after the play was called dead. Columbus' Matt Calvert didn't like that, so he picked a fight with Nash early in the third period. Nash ended up with a fighting major and another roughing minor as a result.

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Rick Nash will play his first game back in Columbus on Friday night.

He missed the Rangers' other game at Columbus earlier this season because of a concussion. "It'll still be fun playing in front of the fans. I spent a long time there, it'll be fun to go back to the city," said Nash. "Other than that, it's such a cliche thing to say but the points are more important." The Rangers and Blue Jackets are Metropolitan Division foes and they are battling for a playoff spot.

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Rick Nash has been limited to two goals and five points in his last 10 games.

"It's not where I want to be," said Nash. "When I'm struggling scoring it's the same things. I've got to get back to the inside. The last couple of games I've been stuck on the outside and I haven't been getting my chances." The problem is that he hasn't exactly been living up to expectations overall this season. Nash has 20 goals and 32 points in 52 games in 2013-14.

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Rick Nash notched a goal and a shorthanded assist in the Rangers' 4-2 win over Carolina on Friday night.

Nash contributed two points in the Rangers' impressive four-goal third period on Friday night. The power forward now has 20 goals and 31 points through 47 games this season.

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Rick Nash scored the winning goal for the Rangers in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Blackhawks.

The goal breaks a five-game scoring drought for the sniper and gives him 19 markers in 43 games for the season. Derick Brassard also registered a goal for New York in the victory.

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Rick Nash and five other teammates who participated in the Olympics, are due back at New York Ranger practice on Wednesday.

Nash was the only Rangers player to win Gold at the Olympics and the Canadian team was so strong that he saw fourth line duty. Teammates Henrik Lundqvist and Carl Hagelin won silver playing for Sweden while Ryan McDonagh, Ryan Callahan and Derek Stepan came up empty handed after losing in the bronze medal game. The Rangers are back in action on Thursday so everyone will have a few days off to try and get over some of their jet lag.