New York Rangers: Rick Nash’s Top Five Goals of 2014-15

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Feb 20, 2015; Buffalo, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) takes a shot on goal during the third period against the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center. Rangers beat the Sabres 3 to 1. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

As the New York Rangers‘ leading goal scorer last season, Rick Nash had a ton of gorgeous goals to choose from to make this list.

With 42 goals total, Slick Stick Rick finished third in that department out of the entire league. The only two players who lit the lamp more often were Steven Stamkos with 43 and Alex Ovechkin with 53. Not surprisingly, Nash was also in the top ten in the NHL in the plus/minus column at +29. Despite dropping off in the postseason, it was still quite the year for Nash.

Without any further delay, here are the best and the most memorable of Nasher’s goals from last year, starting with one that didn’t quite make the list but should absolutely be never forgotten.

Never Forget – The Butt Goal

Out of all 42 goals, this was the first to come to mind because of just how bizarre it was.

In a November tilt against the Detroit Red WingsDerick Brassard took a slapshot from the top of the circle. Spinning around in the right place at just the right time was big, bold, beautiful Nash in front of the net. Of course, the puck deflected off of Nash’s butt, bounced onto the ice and past goalie, Jonas Gustavsson. How’s that for a power play goal?

It was Nash’s 10th goal of the season and the first of the game where the Rangers went on to win in overtime, 4-3.