Still no Rick Nash for the Rangers tonight

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The New York Rangers kept their winning ways going without Rick Nash on Friday. They’ll need to do the same again tonight.

They close off a back-to-back set against the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday after grinding out a 2-1 win against Colorado.

New York carries a four-game winning streak into this one. They’ve won in a variety of different ways, although Henrik Lundqvist‘s been one of the consistent factors. Lundqvist is out tonight, too, so this is indeed a challenge.

The Rangers have no reason to leave extra gas in the tank, as they won’t play again until they face the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday.

It’s unclear if Nash’s aching back will be healed up enough by then.

It sounds like he’s close, at least.