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Video: Rick Nash’s sprawling assist

Feb 12, 2013, 10:57 PM EDT

Every now and then, Rick Nash reminds the hockey world why he’s one of the NHL’s highest-paid players.

Tuesday presented a couple of those moments, as he helped the New York Rangers secure a 4-3 shootout win against the Boston Bruins. Most notably, the 28-year-old power forward provided this sprawling setup on a Carl Hagelin goal:

Nash also scored a beauty of a shootout tally and nearly scored earlier in the game, only to hit the post. He finished the game with that assist and now has 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in 12 games this season.

Here are the full highlights:

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  1. sabatimus - Feb 12, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    I’m so glad the B’s were able to pull a point out of this. Totally unexpected. But what Nash did is definitely the assist of the year so far.

  2. 950003cups - Feb 12, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    I hate that guy #61 Dick Rash!!!

  3. nunan - Feb 12, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    Good game and obviously the two best teams in the east, records aside. Yet to see a statement game by the Bs in my opinion. They are struggling to score goals when that has never really been that big of a problem. Took them a while to get going last year, started 3-7, so maybe the goals will start coming soon. What a friggin ending…

  4. biffnasty - Feb 13, 2013 at 12:37 AM

    worth every penny

  5. 19to77 - Feb 13, 2013 at 1:22 AM

    Woooow. What a setup. Nothing but empty net waiting for Hagelin.

  6. arbruins - Feb 13, 2013 at 5:20 AM

    Very exciting game. It’s too bad that the media chooses to write about individual play rather than team effort because that was really what this game was all about.
    The shoot out still sucks in my opinion and they should get rid of it….yes, even if the Bruins had won the shoot out, it is still a crappy way to win a hard fought game like this.

  7. johnstone17 - Feb 13, 2013 at 5:37 AM

    As a Rangers fan, this game was brutal. Nash is a beast! The boys from Beantown don’t crease when they get down. Imagine if these teams ever put together power plays?

  8. mattybo - Feb 13, 2013 at 5:55 AM

    Wish it hadn’t gone to shootout but the Bruins showed great resolve coming back to force it. Hate the point for OT but such is life. Rangers are doing a lot better spreading the wealth of Nash to go with Hags and not as much use of the all star line of Nash/Gaborik/Richards. It is also nice having a blazing skater on each line, Gaborik/Kreider/Hagelin on seperate lines has to be a nightmare to deal with on a speed level. Glad we don’t have to face the B’s again in the regular season, great game.

  9. hockeywithdrawal - Feb 13, 2013 at 8:45 AM

    Shootout goal was awfully purty also…

  10. pwilson264 - Feb 13, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    with the rangers record of late, i thought boston, yea, here’s a loss. but i have to say the rangers as a team played dam solid. that’s three in a row, with this shorten season the winning streak’s are a must. hope they keep going,

  11. hockeywithdrawal - Feb 13, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    The Bruins were just plain awesome in the third. That’s difficult to say, but definitely true.

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