The headline in the New York Post read:
“Uh-oh, Rangers: October Rick Nash looks like playoff Rick Nash.”
Nash has failed to score in each of the Rangers’ first seven games, so the playoff comparison is an easy one to make. The 31-year-old winger has just 10 goals in 60 career postseason games, with a shooting percentage of 4.8.
“I’m definitely frustrated,” Nash told The Post. “You want to help and you want to contribute, and I’m always aware that for me, that means scoring goals.”
While Nash does feel that he’s “creating chances” — and the 24 shots he’s registered are reasonable evidence of that — “it’s frustrating because I’m not putting pucks in the back of the net.”
Which, again, sounds a lot like the playoffs.
Nash isn’t the only Ranger that’s failing to convert. Chris Kreider has 18 shots and no goals.
Here are the forwards who have managed to score:
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