Rick Nash‘s first game back from concussion was a good one despite not recording a point, but it was unfortunately overshadowed by a New York Rangers home loss at the hands of the Boston Bruins. His second game back proved to be a little better though.
On the road in Texas to face the Dallas Stars, the Rangers were getting dominated in the first period, but a Stars penalty would soon change that.
On the power play, Rangers’ goaltender Henrik Lundqvist found captain Ryan Callahan open at the Stars’ blue line due to the Dallas players going off for a line change. He then quickly fed Nash, who was all alone and made a beautiful deke move to fake out Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen for a power play goal. It was his first goal of the 2013-14 NHL season to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead, with the team going on to win by a 3-2 score.
Besides it being a great night for the Rangers, this was also a great night for Nash. For a player who has been out since the third game of the season, that he played a good game against the Bruins and then took it a step further just one game later on the road against the Stars is quite impressive, to say the least.
Nash is such a huge part of the Rangers’ offense, and for a team that has been struggling to find the back of the net, him starting to find his stride again is just what the doctor ordered.