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Video: Nash’s work gets Grubauer pulled on Sunday

Jan 19, 2014, 8:21 PM EDT

Rick Nash has been on a tear lately and, maybe not coincidentally, the New York Rangers find themselves on a hot streak of their own. He opened up the scoring against the Washington Capitals with this alert play and a nice move:

As it turns out, that was the beginning of the end for Philipp Grubauer on Sunday, as the Rangers took advantage of a 5-on-3 situation to make it 3-0. Nash scored again during that sequence while Derek Stepan‘s goal prompted Adam Oates to pull Grubauer late in the first period.

At least Grubauer isn’t alone on this light night of action, as Justin Peters allowed three goals of his own in 15 minutes before being pulled in Carolina’s 5-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Nash, 29, now owns the Rangers’ team lead with 14 goals. Half of those tallies came recently, as he has seven (and possibly counting) in his last eight contests.

  1. lowenni - Jan 19, 2014 at 8:28 PM

    Painful to watch these caps games lately. Awareness, chemistry, and effort seem nonexistent most times. I also hate how Oates manages his lines, Brouwer over Fehr? And just when Laich starts playing well he bumps him down to the 3rd line. I expect this spells the end of Grubauer’s tryout stint in Washington, Oates really overworked him by playing him in 16 of the last 20 games. Love Oates as person, not as a coach.

    • 7mantel - Jan 19, 2014 at 10:17 PM

      You know Oates personally ?

  2. 7mantel - Jan 19, 2014 at 10:23 PM

    Is Erat playing to get traded ?

  3. DED - Jan 20, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    Not just pulled, but also a trip back to the minors. That’ll boost his confidence for sure.

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