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Video: Slumping Rick Nash booed by Rangers fans

May 7, 2014, 10:45 PM EDT

As the Rangers’ situation becomes more dire and Rick Nash‘s goal scoring drought lengthens, the attention it’s getting is intensifying.

Nash hasn’t found the back of the net in 11 playoff games this year and has scored just two goals in 27 career postseason games. Only one of those markers have come with the New York Rangers.

For a guy that typically gets at least 30 goals per season — he finished with 26 in 2013-14, but was limited to 65 contests — that’s a pretty glaring figure. To go any further into it would risk being repetitive after we discussed this topic yesterday, but his problems were taken to another level tonight when fans at Madison Square Garden decided to boo him when he had the puck:

“I understand it. It’s tough,” Nash said of being booed, per Newsday’s Steve Zipay.

The silver lining for Nash is the Rangers aren’t eliminated yet. He still has one more chance to change the narrative.

  1. challer9 - May 7, 2014 at 10:54 PM

    He should be thankful the Rangers fans waited 10 1/2 games.

    • polegojim - May 8, 2014 at 1:13 PM

      Interesting to see evidence that Columbus was NOT ‘holding him back’.

      He’s disproved that 100%.

  2. bcisleman - May 7, 2014 at 10:54 PM

    Ricky forgot to take his Big Boy Pants when Uncle Sid took him to school.

    • challer9 - May 7, 2014 at 10:57 PM

      I wasn’t aware that in four games scoring 1 goal, notching 2 assists, and getting blown by Pierre McGuire 74 times thru 4 games was considered taking someone to school.

      • shwatson - May 7, 2014 at 11:11 PM

        Nash must take lessons from Pierre. He’s been blowing like a Champ his whole playoff career.

    • kingadrock99 - May 8, 2014 at 1:25 AM

      Was that after Brandon Dubinsky completely owned Crosby in the first round? That was embarrassing.

      • Tyler - May 8, 2014 at 11:44 AM

        Were we watching the same first round series? Crosby had 6 points in 6 games. Jack Johnson deserves all the credit for shadowing Sid on the ice. Dubinsky seemed like he was just out there to play the role of pest and take cheap shots when he could.

    • 7mantel - May 8, 2014 at 6:46 AM

      troll

  3. poorpiper54 - May 7, 2014 at 11:26 PM

    sort of reminds me of when Nash was rumored to be traded to the Rangers soon, the Ranger fans chanted “we don’t want you” at him.

    • 19to77 - May 8, 2014 at 12:07 AM

      Turns out Rangers fans know better than Glen Sather. Then again, so does almost everyone else.

      • poorpiper54 - May 8, 2014 at 12:20 AM

        Can you imagine if Dubinsky was still on the Rangers right now and they got the production out of him that he showed against the penguins? Oh man…

      • kingadrock99 - May 8, 2014 at 1:28 AM

        Yeah, that trade for McDonagh was a complete joke. Sather should be fired. And drafting Kreider, picking up Zuccarello, Brassard and Pouliot? He should retire right now. And that’s not even mentioning drafting Lundqvist. What a bum.

      • 950003cups - May 8, 2014 at 2:14 AM

        At the time, Ranger fans were believing they were gonna get Parise.

  4. packinggreens - May 8, 2014 at 12:14 AM

    Shame

  5. canucks30 - May 8, 2014 at 12:53 AM

    What took them so long? He’s been mediocre for some time now.

  6. 950003cups - May 8, 2014 at 2:17 AM

    Martin St Louis is next up on the rangers fans “List O’Boos” so he’d better start asking for a trade or something. He’s been another disappointment.

    • jaybyrd99 - May 8, 2014 at 6:31 AM

      Agreed cups. He, along with Nash have been 2 gigantic busts . It’s another sign that slats has to go . Barring a hockey miracle , slats record has been abysmal . 1 Eastern Conference finals in his entire 14 year tenure and a carousel of coaches and big name players, most who have not produced.

  7. phillysports1 - May 8, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Wow rangers fans are the worse. They don’t deserve anything.

  8. adamdep211rukus211 - May 8, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    The jackets would destroy the rangers it’s just not dubinsky and Crosby wasn’t shut down he had 6 assists. Sometimes people in the comments must be ree rees I swear. Anyways the pens jacket series was good because the jackets can play hockey and have a good coach. Rangers coach is horrible playing that boring ass trap game.boring trap can’t compete with the jackets or pens fat game play. Jackets even know this and are a model ofyoung penguins. Watch the jackets keep blowing up knocking rangers out of playoffs for yyears to come. Rangers are just a really bad team. They are like the bad news bears, but the wrong way rangers..lol you can’t just have a good goalie and the rest mediocre players. Crosby is in his groove now and rolling all over them if with all of Stalls dirty sticks to head,face and back checks.Stall is gonna get his in the 3rd of the next game..pens ain’t gonna let that slide. Orpik might play just to line him up a few great times. The question should be who are the pens gonna play in the cup? Hawks or kings. With the pens getting in the groove and getting better each game they won’t be stopped especially if we keep seeing the very dangerous 3 headed monster

    • shwatson - May 8, 2014 at 1:57 PM

      As a Penguin fan, you really embarrass me talking about the Stanley Cup Finals when they’re not even out of the second round yet.

  9. flyboystransport - May 8, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Omg…….This should be the headline on the nhl network. ….oh wait it’s only news if flyers fans do it?????????

  10. dutchman1350 - May 8, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Maybe Nash finally realizes that the fans in Columbus weren’t that bad after all.

    • moarjam - May 8, 2014 at 11:04 AM

      Yes it all makes sense now. Rick Nash wanted out of Columbus because of those damn Blue Jackets fans…. They are just the worst, aren’t they?

      • uhokjoe - May 8, 2014 at 2:41 PM

        He’s not welcome in Columbus anymore after punching Bobrovsky in the face. That was even after the TV timeout tribute to his years on the Jackets. Fans are covering up the “N” and replacing it with “TR” on their CBJ replica jerseys. Even if he wanted to go back to the ‘good ol’days;’ theres no love for him in Columbus.

        btw… thanks NYR for Dubinsky! That trade worked out well… FOR US!

  11. mogogo1 - May 8, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Let me know when the booing improves anything. Just makes the fans look like losers.

    • moarjam - May 8, 2014 at 11:00 AM

      Totally…Nash shouldn’t have to hear anything from Rangers fans. He’s a star, he shouldn’t be held accountable for his performance….He is a star right?! He has a $7.8m salary…And he’s so fast and big and talented…He has to be a star!

  12. nyeagles10 - May 8, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    Yeah he’s struggling but so is the whole team. He didn’t deserve that last night

    • moarjam - May 8, 2014 at 11:10 AM

      Yes he did.

      He’s been struggling his entire post season career. 2 goals in 27 games. That’s the production you’d expect out of Dan Carcillo or Derek Dorsett. Not Rick Nash.

      It absolutely baffles me how someone with so many god given gifts could come up empty year after year when it mattered.

      • ejheim62 - May 8, 2014 at 12:54 PM

        oh no, you mentioned Carcillo. The Philly guy’s gonna be on here any minute, reminding us that Carcillo has two goals and Crosby only one! Take it back! Hurry! There’s still time.

  13. jcuervo962002 - May 8, 2014 at 11:21 AM

    To be clear, the team is struggling because their top offensive threat is non existent. He is afraid to go to the net because of his concussions. Look across the rink pal- crosby is playing balls to the wall with his concussion history, thats how its done.

    • 7mantel - May 8, 2014 at 11:56 AM

      “He is afraid to go to the net because of his concussions”.You know this as fact ?

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