The Rangers average 2.3 goals per game, which is 27th in the league.
Only one player—Chris Kreider—has double-digit goals.
Rick Nash, the team's most talented offensive player, has just seven goals.
Derek Stepan, last year's best offensive player, has potentially played himself off the U.S. Olympic roster with just 25 points.
This is a team that struggles to score—and that's being kind. They've only scored more than four goals three times. They are anemic.
So what to do? Getting Nash to play better would be a big help. While he shows many of the traits that make him such a dominant player, he does not show it on a nightly basis. The line of Kreider-Stepan-Nash has been dominant at times, but they just haven't scored enough.
The Rangers could benefit from another scorer, whether it's via trade or a promotion from the minors.
It helps that Benoit Pouliot is playing better, and the Rangers would be nowhere without Mats Zuccarello. But they need more from their big-time players, including Brad Richards and Ryan Callahan when he comes back from injury.
Quite simply, if the Rangers can't get their offense going, they won't make the playoffs. Time is ticking.