Mr. Third Period

Being New York sports fans we're very familiar with the "Mr. October" and "Mr. November" nicknames, but if Rick Nash continues his late game heroics we're going to have to add "Mr. Third Period" to the list as all eight of his goals this season have come in the final frame. Including last night's game tying goal on Long Island…

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Here's Torts of Nash's clutch late game scoring…

"The great part about Nash right now is that the third period is his best period. That's a good sign for conditioning. He's been a huge part of our club. And as advertised, he's been a game breaker for us. And hopefully it'll continue."

…Nash has showcased his one-on-one ability all season, but it was encouraging to see him go to the front of the net without the puck and score a dirty goal. Can't always be Showtime out there, so it's nice to know his game is multi-faceted.

…man, he's fun to watch. In my lifetime, the Rangers have never had a player of this skill level in the absolute prime of his career. It's going to be an absolute privilege cheering this guy on for the next five years.

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