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Rick Nash has recently been somewhat criticized for his playoff performance.
If that isn't the understatement of the decade, it's at least the understatement of this slideshow; even in a postseason where Sidney Crosby's status as the best player in the NHL has been up for debate, it's possible no player has been more harshly critiqued than Nash.
One of the NHL's better pure goal scorers, Nash had been on an incredible 2-of-107 shooting slump over his playoff career, a cold streak that has finally shown some signs of coming to an end in the third round.
With two goals in the first two games against Montreal, has Nash finally turned a corner?
"You know, when players go through that, you can tell them all the lines like, 'I've got a lot of faith in you, you're working real hard, da-dee-da-dee-da,'" said New York coach Alain Vigneault on Tuesday, according to the New York Daily News. "At the end of the day, they've got to work themselves through it. They've got to believe in themselves. And that's what Rick did."