Nash scores in return as Rangers end skid

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Updated: February 28, 2013

Rick Nash provided the New York Rangers the
lift they needed in his return, registering a goal and an assist to spark a
4-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning that halted the team’s season-worst
four-game skid.

Nash, who sat out all four matchups during the aforementioned 0-3-1 skid with
an undisclosed injury, helped trigger an impressive all-around effort in which
the Blueshirts racked up 42 shots and led from start-to-finish.

Ryan McDonagh, sidelined for New York’s most recent loss on Tuesday with a
facial laceration, was also back and made a contribution, finishing with two
assists in the win.

Carl Hagelin, Derek Stepan and Marc Staal also had goals for a Rangers team
that received a solid 24-save effort from Henrik Lundqvist.

Martin St. Louis accounted for the lone goal in Tampa Bay’s third consecutive
loss, with a busy Mathieu Garon recording 38 saves in defeat.