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Culprit in Nash absence may be concussion

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08:19 AM ET 02.20 | John Tortorella took all of 60 seconds to sum up Tuesday's dispiriting loss to Montreal in a game that lacked a whole lot of pace. [The] Canadiens registered a 3-1 victory over a Rangers team that was comatose without Rick Nash, sidelined with what are believed the after-effects of taking such a blow from Milan Lucic in Boston a week ago last night. The Rangers aren't saying anything about the condition of Nash, who played two days after taking the unpenalized hit and then again three days after that despite a couple of days that we know of, when he wasn't feeling well. No one is saying whether No. 61 is suffering post-concussion symptoms. Perhaps more to the point, no one is saying he isn't.

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February 20, 2013  08:28 AM ET

The three fingered Torts picture would have been perfect to show how many goals the Habs scored on the Rangers last night.

February 20, 2013  08:31 AM ET

If anyone sees Brad Richards let him know the season has started.

February 20, 2013  08:55 AM ET
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If anyone sees Brad Richards let him know the season has started.

Seriously. It kinda looked like this team had everything it needed.

February 20, 2013  09:05 AM ET

Didn't see the hit. Hope for a speedy recovery.

February 20, 2013  09:19 AM ET

Habs looking tough. Those rookies keep getting better. That last place finish last year is paying dividends this year. Keep Markov healthy through the playoffs and this team could come out of the East.

February 20, 2013  09:20 AM ET

any time you can pick up wins in the 2 first games of a 3 games in 4 nights, I'm happy! Islanders on deck for Thursday...

February 20, 2013  09:22 AM ET
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Habs looking tough. Those rookies keep getting better. That last place finish last year is paying dividends this year. Keep Markov healthy through the playoffs and this team could come out of the East.

Galchenyuk is unbelievably productive. He's 3rd in rookie scoring with 10 points, but he rarely gets scoring time and he's +9. His 12-14 minutes per night are dominant minutes.

I'm incredibly impressed by him.

February 20, 2013  09:26 AM ET
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any time you can pick up wins in the 2 first games of a 3 games in 4 nights, I'm happy! Islanders on deck for Thursday...

Now with the Habs of the recent past, the NYI game (at home) would be a let-down game. Therrien has impressed so far in his second stint, if he keeps them focused no reason they shouldnt win their 6th in a row.

February 20, 2013  09:41 AM ET
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Didn't see the hit. Hope for a speedy recovery.

Did anybody see this hit?

February 20, 2013  09:48 AM ET
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Habs looking tough. Those rookies keep getting better. That last place finish last year is paying dividends this year. Keep Markov healthy through the playoffs and this team could come out of the East.

I think Markov may indeed be the key. He looks great and the guy deserves some good luck for a change. He and the Habs look good, very good, in the games I've seen them play.

February 20, 2013  09:50 AM ET

"Rick Nash, sidelined with what are believed the after-effects of taking such a blow from Milan Lucic in Boston a week ago ...."

Why all the bull ****? Call it for what it is! An upper body injury!

February 20, 2013  10:09 AM ET
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"Rick Nash, sidelined with what are believed the after-effects of taking such a blow from Milan Lucic in Boston a week ago ...."Why all the bull ****? Call it for what it is! An upper body injury!

LOL. And I just want to point out that it wasn't Cooke's fault!

February 20, 2013  10:19 AM ET

Calling Doc Avery.

February 20, 2013  10:21 AM ET
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LOL. And I just want to point out that it wasn't Cooke's fault!

Or was it?

February 20, 2013  10:25 AM ET

So Nash has one of those "overall" body injuries ?

February 20, 2013  10:31 AM ET
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Wasn't someone saying yesterday that Lucic hadn't run down a goalie yet and therefore it still wasn't a real season?Is a superstar acceptable?

it was me. And I have said for ages that i thought Lucic was a cheap shot artist. He's no Matt Cooke, but he's a cheap hitter. I saw the game, I thought a penalty should have been called, but I didn't think there were after-effects.
I will say that Nash is probably the biggest guy Lucic has hit in 3 years...and he had to do it this way....
Never knew why he gets a pass on this stuff

February 20, 2013  10:34 AM ET
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The three fingered Torts picture would have been perfect to show how many goals the Habs scored on the Rangers last night.

a boring game, no flow at all. But Habs played well. Goal #2 should have been icing though.
but The Rangers have to be more consistent. Richards was invisible last night, as was Gaborik. Hagelin was the best Ranger besides Henrik last night. Maybe the Rangers can trade Gaby for Alfie? I don't know who Ottawa's GM is, and if he is that thick.

February 20, 2013  10:40 AM ET
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I don't know who Ottawa's GM is, and if he is that thick.

Daffy Duck

 
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