Rangers' Nash admits scoring drought is the 'elephant in the room'

May 11, 2:24 PM

The scoring woes of Rangers forward Rick Nash is a talking point apparently not limited to those covering New York's first-round series with the Pittsburgh Penguins. 

His drought has a rather enormous presence in the Rangers' dressing room as well. 

"It’s definitely the elephant in the room," Nash said of his scoring slump, via Andrew Gross of NorthJersey.com

"The chances are there, it seems like each night I'm getting two 'A' chances and a couple of other shots from the outside but it’s frustrating. It’s not one of those things where you sit back and say it’ll come, it’s frustrating we need goals now and it hasn't been easy."

Nash has contributed five assists and a plus-rating in 12 games this spring, but hasn't found the back of the net in over a month. 

After staving off elimination with a 5-1 win Friday, the Rangers are hopeful that Nash's breakout coincides with their third elimination game of the postseason when they host the Penguins in Game 6 Sunday night. 

Feature photo courtesy of USA TODAY Sports/Charles LeClaire