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Nash wanted to make Bobrovsky ‘own up’ after whacking him, pushing stick

Mar 22, 2014, 9:51 AM EDT

The Columbus Blue Jackets and New York Rangers fight during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, March 21, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. The scrum started when Rangers' Rick Nash pushed Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky. (AP Photo/Mike Munden) AP

Rick Nash looked incredulous when he was asked after his New York Rangers’ 3-1 victory over Columbus what set him off against Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky.

“Did you see me go pick up my stick?” Nash asked, referring to the fact that he went to grab his stick after the play was called dead and Bobrovsky flung it aside. That led to Nash shoving him, starting a scrum in front of the Jackets’ net.

The Rangers forward added that he also got whacked twice by the goaltender during the first period.

“You got to own up when you do something like that,” Nash said.

His former teammate, Matt Calvert, took exception to Nash’s actions, calling them gutless and picking a fight with Nash during the game.

Despite that and the booing, Nash felt his first trip back to Columbus’ Nationwide Arena was a “great game” and “a lot of fun.” He doesn’t even seem particularly bothered by Bobrovsky’s actions now that the contest is in the past.

The Rangers have won three of their last four games as they battle for second place in the Metropolitan Division.

You can watch Nash’s postgame interview below:

  1. elemeno89 - Mar 22, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Making a bigger deal of this than it really is…

  2. 950003cups - Mar 22, 2014 at 11:30 AM

    It’s not like Mike Rupp hitting Brodeur in a conference final. Those were two former cup winning teammates and played together for years.

    Bobrovsky and Dick Rash weren’t even teammates.

  3. flyboystransport - Mar 22, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    Dick rash….haha

    • charlieconway96 - Mar 22, 2014 at 1:46 PM

      How is the 7th grade treating you flyboy?

  4. dannyboy1313 - Mar 24, 2014 at 5:38 AM

    The best way to get payback is to fire a puck at Bobrovski and miss him.

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