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Rick Nash has shot the puck on net 35 times in the playoffs. He has scored just once. That means he is converting on just 2.8 percent of his shots.
In the regular season, Nash converted on 11.9 percent of his shots. In March, he scored on 16.7 percent of his shots, and in April, he converted on 15.3 percent of his shots.
For his career, Nash has converted on 12.6 percent of his shots. For comparison's sake, Teemu Selanne, a surefire Hall of Famer, has converted on 15.2 percent of his shots. So maybe it's not time to induct Nash into the Hall of Fame. But he's still been, over the course of his career, a remarkable offensive player.
However, he just hasn't been able to do that in the playoffs. One goal is simply unacceptable. A 2.8 percent conversion rate is simply unacceptable. It's impossible to know what the Rangers' postseason would look like if Nash was scoring at his usual rate. But it would probably look a lot different.
The Rangers survived the first round with Nash not scoring. Now, with Nash having just one goal in this series, they are on the verge of elimination. Once again, that is not a coincidence.